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Stephen Lee told to pay costs over match-fixing appeal

Updated: Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 12:38 | Comments

Stephen Lee must pay a total of £125,000 in costs
Stephen Lee must pay a total of £125,000 in costs

Stephen Lee has been ordered to pay a total of £125,000 in costs after failing in his appeal to overturn a 12-year ban for match-fixing.

Lee, a five-time ranking tournament winner and former world number five, had challenged the findings of a 2013 tribunal which found him guilty of fixing seven games in 2008 and 2009.

But Lee's appeal was thrown out by Nicholas Stewart QC, who also increased the player's original costs order from £40,000 to £75,000.

A WPBSA statement on Wednesday morning read: "Mr Stewart said that Stephen Lee failed completely in his appeal and has ordered that, in addition to costs orders already made against him, he must pay the WPBSA £20,000 towards its costs of this appeal.

"This means that Stephen Lee owes the WPBSA £75,000 in costs from the original hearing, £30,000 from the first part of his appeal and a further £20,000 from the second part of his appeal, a total of £125,000."

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