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World snooker champ accused of match fixing

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London, May 2 (ANI): Snooker world champion John Higgins has allegedly been caught agreeing to take a 261,000-pound bribe to fix matches.

According to The Telegraph, 34-year-old Higgins was reportedly caught on camera offering to fix a series of high-profile games.

A News of the World report claimed that he made the offer during a meeting with an undercover reporter in Ukraine, after flying there following his defeat in the World Championship to Steve Davis.

He is also said to have told the reporter that it was "easy" to fix matches.

The deal was apparently set up and agreed with Pat Mooney, Higgins' agent, a board member of the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association and one of the sport's top four officials charged with policing the game. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 16:48 [IST]
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