Snooker: Lee's suspension causes Premier League cancellation

The Premier League Snooker event scheduled to take place in Penzance was cancelled due to Stephen Lee's absence through suspension.

Snooker: Lee's suspension causes Premier League cancellation

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SNOOKER Stephen Lee

Lee, who last week was suspended from the World Snooker tour after the sport's governing body opened an investigation into suspicious betting patterns, was due to play Mark Allen.

It was one of two matches planned at the Penzance Leisure Centre; Neil Robertson's clash against Stuart Bingham was also called off after organisers decided a single match did not represent value for money for the paying public in Cornwall, or the watching television audience.

The Robertson-Bingham meeting has been rescheduled for October 25 at the Guildford Spectrum.

All Lee's matches in Group B of the tournament have been declared void, essentially making it a four-man pool, instead of the five-strong group it started out as.

Remaining fixtures:

Thursday October 25 - Guildford Spectrum

Stuart Bingham v Mark Selby

Judd Trump v John Higgins

Stuart Bingham v Neil Robertson

Thursday November 8 - The Dome, Doncaster

Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy

Judd Trump v Mark Allen

Thursday November 15 - Spennymoor LC, Durham

Neil Robertson v Ding Junhui

John Higgins v Peter Ebdon

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