4 May 2010

New world champ as snooker crisis continues

12:31 pm on 4 May 2010

A new world snooker champion has been found, a day after match-fixing allegations against the world number one, John Higgins, rocked the sport.

Australia's Neil Robertson has beaten Scotland's former champion Graeme Dott 18-13 in the best of 35 frames world championship final in Sheffield.

The world's top-ranked player Higgins has been suspended after an English newspaper said he'd agreed to lose frames individual frames in future matches.

The 34-year-old Englishman says his conscience is clear.

World snooker's supremo Barry Hearn vowed after Higgins was suspended that anyone found guilty of match-fixing would be dealt with severely and swiftly.