WPBSA Statement | Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon

The WPBSA has today charged Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon with fixing the outcome of six World Snooker Tour matches between 2013 and 2015. His case will be heard at a formal hearing of the Independent WPBSA Disciplinary Committee on a date and at a venue to be confirmed.

Jason Ferguson, the Chairman of the WPBSA has taken the decision to suspend Tirapongpaiboon from competition. This suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the hearing or hearings and the determination of this matter.

Tirapongpaiboon is fully co-operating with the WPBSA.

The WPBSA will not comment further until the case has been before the independent WPBSA Disciplinary Committee.

The rules in question are:

WPBSA Conduct Regulations Part 1 – Section 2 Betting Rules to fix or contrive, or to be a party to any effort to fix or contrive, the result, score, progress, conduct or any other aspect of the Tour and/or any Tournament or Match.