Mark King has been suspended from competing on the World Snooker Tour, WPBSA Chairman Jason Ferguson confirmed.
King had been scheduled to play in the first round of the WST Classic in Leicester on Saturday, but his opponent Muhammad Asif was handed a walkover.
The statement from WST 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.
“This follows an initial investigation of irregular betting patterns reported to the WPBSA on the match between Mark King and Joe Perry at the Welsh Open on 13th February 2023.
“The suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the investigation or any subsequent charges that may or may not be brought.
“Mark King has the right to appeal this decision.”
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