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Michie fury at gambling fix rumours.

Jimmy Michie, one of the players at the centre of new snooker match-fixing allegations, has angrily denied any involvement in an alleged gambling coup.

Betting was suspended on matches between Darren Clarke and Patrick Wallace and Michie's game against Sean Storey on Wednesday at the Regal Scottish Open in Aberdeen.

The watchdog body, Betting Office Licensees Association (BOLA), has advised members to 'withhold settlement of all bets pending the outcome of inquiries'.

Clarke lost 5-2, while Michie went down 5-3. Michie said: 'I have done nothing wrong. Why should I want to throw a match? My career is just taking off.'

Exactly two years ago, Michie was involved at the British Open in Plymouth when betting was suspended on his match with Mark Gray.

Michie lost and was cleared after investigations by the World Snooker Association.

'My name is always getting dragged up, and I'm getting sick of it,' he said.
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Title Annotation:Snooker
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 31, 2000
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