Under the ban, Liang Wenbo cannot compete in WPBSA sanctioned events. The assault took place in Sheffield in July 2021. Check it out here.
Liang Wenbo : Banned | Suspended | Misconduct
Liang Wenbo is a Chinese professional snooker player based at the Oracle Snooker Club, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England.
|Born||25 March 1987
Zhaodong, Heilongjiang, China
|Highest ranking||11 (October, December 2016 and May 2017)|
|41 (as of 29 October 2022)|
Liang, who plays left-handed, has reached one Triple Crown final, made two Masters appearances, and won one ranking title at the inaugural English Open in 2016. He twice won the World Cup for China along with teammate Ding Junhui.
Wenbo has made three maximum breaks in his career, and reached an all-time high of 11th in the world rankings.
Liang Wenbo Banned
Liang Wenbo banned from all snooker competitions amid probe into misconduct allegations.
China’s Liang Wenbo has been suspended from competing in or even attending all official snooker tournaments – pending a probe into allegations of misconduct.
The 35-year-old, twice a World Cup winner and former English Open winner, has already served a playing ban this year.
In July Liang was banned for four months to August by the WPBSA following a conviction for a domestic related assault in April over an incident that occurred in July 2021.
Liang had earlier been handed a 12-month community order and fined £1,380 after pleading guilty to the charge at Sheffield Magistrates Court.
He was captured on CCTV punching and kicking a woman in Sheffield City Centre before dragging her to the floor. But this latest investigation is thought to be unrelated.
Both the legal system and snooker bosses were widely criticised at the time over the perceived leniency of the sentences.
Louise Haigh, the Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley, described both the sentence and the sport’s reaction as “pathetic”.
A WPBSA Statement read: “The WPBSA has today suspended Liang Wenbo from attending or competing in WPBSA sanctioned events.
Liang Wenbo suspended
Liang Wenbo has been suspended from the professional snooker tour again, this time for ‘an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct.’
The 35-year-old was due to play Peter Lines in an English Open qualifier on the morning of Thursday 27 October, but was stopped from doing so.
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has now confirmed that he is suspended from all WPBSA sanctioned events while the investigation is ongoing.
The nature of the misconduct allegations has not been divulged, but they are not related to Liang’s conviction for assault earlier this year.
A statement on Thursday read: ‘The WPBSA has today suspended Liang Wenbo from attending or competing in WPBSA sanctioned events.
‘This is due to an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct. The suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the investigation or the outcome of disciplinary proceedings.
‘The WPBSA will not comment further until the investigation is complete.’
Liang Wenbo has received his second suspension from snooker of 2022 due to “an ongoing allegation of misconduct.”
The WPBSA have imposed a fresh sanction on the Chinese player, who earlier this year was fined and handed a 12-month community order after pleading guilty to domestic-related assault.
Liang subsequently missed the World Championship at the end of last season and the WPBSA are yet to disclose the details of the misconduct allegation, but they are not related to his previous conviction.
The former English Open winner will remain absent from all events until the conclusion of the investigation.
Also a statement read: “The WPBSA has today suspended Liang Wenbo from attending or competing in WPBSA sanctioned events.
“This is due to an ongoing allegation of misconduct. The suspension will remain in place until the conclusion of the investigation or the outcome of disciplinary proceedings.
“The WPBSA will not comment further until the investigation is complete.”