Jason Ferguson, the WPBSA
Chairman said: "In the case of David John, this is a clear message that there is no place for match-fixing in snooker.
Chairman of the WPBSA
Jason Ferguson said in a statement: "It is very sad when talented players are attracted to the opportunity to make money from fixing matches.
It is pertinent to mention that Hamza, who is also the former national champion, scaled new heights when he shocked one of the greatest cueist of the world Pankaj Advani of India 7-6 in the epic final of the 31st Asian Snooker Championship at Malaysia in 2015 to earn a two term contract spanning four years with the WPBSA
John received his certificate from WPBSA
chairman and former professional Jason Ferguson at the Crucible Theatre.
said there was no suggestion he aimed to "influence matches or engage in any corrupt activity".
is in charge of 128 professional players worldwide.
"I have had conversations with the WPBSA
for over a year about the tables and nothing has been done."
However the WPBSA
announced that an independent appeals body that considered the challenge earlier this month has rejected Lee's argument.
Additionally, the WPBSA
said O'Sullivan has been fined PS1,000 and warned for being "abusive, insulting and disrespectful" to a referee in the German Masters qualifying tournament.
Stating that the punishment demonstrates their commitment to ensuring that snooker is free from corruption, WPBSA
chairman Jason Ferguson said that it is an important part of their anti-corruption approach that players found to be involved in fixing matches or any aspect of a match are severely dealt with.
In a statement, the WPBSA
confirmed: "The allegations were serious and related to match-fixing or the provision of inside information to enable persons to win money."
JASON Ferguson, chairman of the WPBSA
and a direc-tor of World Snooker, said in a statement: "World Snooker confirms that Joe Jogia has had his WPBSA
membership terminated and is currently serving a two-year ban from competition, following an investi-gation into one of his matches which produced suspicious betting patterns.