LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champion Stuart Bingham is facing a disciplinary hearing after falling foul of the sport's betting laws, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said on Wednesday.


The governing body said in a statement that it had investigated a breach by England's 2015 world champion and that "there was a case to answer".


Bingham, 40, has admitted breaking WPBSA rules, but there is no suggestion of match-fixing.


"This was just a case of me not being clear on the rules," world number three Bingham told the BBC.


"I did not know I was not allowed to bet on other players' matches. I thought it was just my own I could not bet on, and I have never done that."

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)