Jin Long has been fined £150 by the WPBSA disciplinary committee for conceding frames early during the Masters qualifiers last November.
I don’t know how early these concessions were but the rule has since been changed to allow the referee to use discretion.
It was wrong for Ronnie O’Sullivan to concede a frame against Joe Perry at 23-0 during the UK Championship but for a player to leave the blue over the pocket when it’s all his opponent needs and then be warned seems absurd.
Thankfully, common sense has prevailed.
Speaking of which, snooker journalists made an approach to the WPBSA to ask them to start making the results of disciplinary hearings known in the spirit of open government.
They have agreed to do so from now on, for which we are grateful.