England’s Mark King has been suspended from the World Snooker Tour after an investigation into irregular betting patterns.

The allegation concerns King’s 4-0 loss to Joe Perry in last month’s Welsh Open first round.

A statement from the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) read: “WPBSA chairman Jason Ferguson has today taken the decision to suspend Mark King from attending or competing on the World Snooker Tour with immediate effect.”

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