This tumultuous day for snooker continues...
The Gambling Commission say they will not be taking further action over betting irregularities surrounding the Liang Wenbo v Peter Ebdon match at last season's Northern Ireland Trophy.
Liang won 5-0, a scoreline that had been heavily backed. The Gambling Commission began their investigation following discussions with bookmakers.
A WPBSA statement said: "The WPBSA is pleased that after a lengthy and thorough investigation by the Commission, both players have been absolved from any allegation of involvement in irregular betting matters and can concentrate on the new season ahead without further media speculation that has surrounded this issue.
"Based on the decision reached by the Gambling Commission, the WPBSA will be taking no action."
No suspicion was ever attached to Liang. Ebdon will obviously be relieved that his name has been cleared.
The timing of this announcement on the day snooker is facing questions over its integrity appears to be a coincidence, if you believe in coincidences.