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Snooker chiefs investigate Steve Davis match

Snooker’s governing body are to investigate unusual betting patterns surrounding a recent Steve Davis match.

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) are looking into Saturday’s third round Players Tour Championship contest between Davis and Thai player Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, which the Englishman won 4-0.

The WPBSA have been informed that the match odds on Asian betting exchanges altered significantly in the hours leading up to the tie, and is seeking more details on the matter.

Un-Nooh drifted from 8/11 to 11/8 in the run-up to the contest.

It is understood that Davis is not believed to have breached any rules.

A WPBSA statement said: "The WPBSA have become aware of unusual betting patterns on a match that took place during PTC3 at the South West Snooker Academy on Saturday, 8 September 2012 between Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Steve Davis.

"This matter has been referred to Nigel Mawer, head of the WPBSA's integrity unit, to make preliminary enquiries to establish what has taken place and to consider if any action is appropriate."
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