Burnett and Maguire case is history

01:31:00 Ramona Dragomir 0 Comments

In May 2011, police announced that they've found "insufficient evidence to justify a criminal prosecution" in the case of Jamie Burnett and Stephen Maguire and that all the information will be carefully trusted to WPBSA (World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association) so they will have a final saying if the players should be sanctioned or not. (see the article here)

Today, 30th of June 2011, the WPBSA made an official statement regarding the case of the two Scottish players:

"World Snooker's governing body has now reviewed evidence provided by the Strathclyde Police over allegations of suspicious betting on a match between Stephen Maguire and Jamie Burnett in 2008.

The WPBSA's findings agree that there was suspicious betting activity on this match by people outside of the sport and this required a detailed investigation by Strathclyde Police. However, there is no evidence to suggest that either player was involved in fixing the scoreline and therefore no regulatory action will be taken by the governing body against the players.

WPBSA Chairman, Jason Ferguson, said: 'This investigation has been ongoing since 15 December 2008 and I am pleased to see this matter closed.' "