Suspended Chinese snooker player amid corruption inquiry

Yan Bingtao has been suspended by the World Snooker Tour . The 22-year-old won the prestigious Masters tournament last year .

Yan Bingtao, one of the rising stars of snooker, has joined a growing number of Chinese players to be suspended by the sports governing body as part of a corruption probe, according to the World Snooker Tour.Bingtao, a 22-year-old who won the prestigious Masters tournament last year, has been barred from playing or competing with immediate effect.The suspension will continue in place until the conclusion of the probe or any additional charges that may or may not be brought.WST suspended five Chinese players on Friday, Lu Ning, Li Hang, Zhao Jianbo, Bai Langning, and Chang Bingyu.This comes after countryman Liang Wenbo was suspended on October 27, citing allegations of influencing matches for betting purposes.Snooker is one of China's most popular sports.

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