Higgins cleared to return in November

As I’m sure all of you are aware by now, the verdict is in on the John Higgins sting and he has now been cleared to return to action following the end of a six-month ban which will conclude in November. He has however been fined the sum of £75,000 for ‘intentionally giving the impression to others that they were agreeing to act in breach of the Betting Rules’ and ‘failing to disclose promptly to the Association full details of an approach or invitation to act in breach of the Betting Rules.’ His former manager Pat Mooney has meanwhile been banned from playing any future role in snooker.

I will post my thoughts on this verdict over the coming days but for now, Dave Hendon pretty much has the situation covered from all angles over at SSB here.