Following comments made by Ronnie O’Sullivan on Twitter today, World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said:
“We take these type of allegations very seriously. We have written to Ronnie asking him to explain his comments and to provide details of any match fixing and the names of the players that he is referring to.
“Clearly, to make these type of allegations without informing the Governing Body through the correct channels is wholly unacceptable and extremely damaging to the Sport. We await his response.
“We will not be making any further comment on this matter until it has been investigated further.”