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Ding Junhui fined for not reporting pre-match illness

Ding Junhui
Ding Junhui is the currently number four in the world rankings

Ding Junhui has been fined £2,000 after failing to report that he was suffering from illness before playing a match in Germany which he lost 4-0.

China's Ding was beaten comfortably by compatriot Liang Wenbo in their Euro Players Tour Championship meeting.

Tournament officials reported Ding to the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association.

The WPBSA said the world number four had played "in circumstances where he may otherwise have properly withdrawn".

Ding complained of feeling unwell to tournament officials after the match on 23 October last year, and they informed the WPBSA.

The WPBSA's investigation found that Ding's illness had rendered him unable to "compete properly, which not only impacts on his reputation but also that of the sport".

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