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Slovakian tennis player banned for match fixing offences

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a lengthy ban to Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova as punishment for five match fixing offences. She was charged with the following two breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP): D.1.d of the 2017 TACP – “No covered person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other …

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Gerard Piqué takes on Strategic Advisor position at Sorare

Fantasy football operator Sorare has gained a new Strategic Advisor in FC Barcelona and Spanish national team defender Gerard Piqué. Sorare is hopeful that Piqué’s contribution, in addition to the “significant investment” he has made in the company, will help expand its global presence and reach new fan bases across the world. Furthermore Piqué and his new colleagues at Sorare …

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TIU bans French umpire for betting breaches

TIU bans French umpire for betting breaches

French line umpire David Rocher has been banned from officiating by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)  for betting on 11 tennis matches between January and October 2019 as well as failing to cooperate with the TIU investigation. Both of Rocher’s charges were in clear violation of the rules of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP). TACP D.1.a states that no official …

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COVID-19: How the virus is impacting sports events across the globe

As the world comes to terms with the continually evolving threat of COVID-19, SBC focuses on how the outbreak is having a significant impact on sporting events across the globe.  Football  Following the UK Government’s decision not to ban major gatherings, in spite of much criticism, the English Premier League seemed intent on continuing to play out the fixture list …

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Scott Longley – Betting makes the right call on Tennis Integrity

Scott Longley details that stakeholder cooperation, combined with an understanding of big picture dynamics at stake, have seen betting progress on its support of tennis integrity, avoiding a further 2020 banana skin for industry incumbents… The move announced in December by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) confirming the continued collection and distribution of in-play …

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Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board merges anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions

TIU bans French umpire for betting breaches

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board has given the green light for the organisation’s anti-corruption and anti-doping divisions to be merged to form a ‘single, combined and expanded integrity organisation for professional tennis.’ The Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TCAP) currently oversees all issues pertaining to betting-related corruption, while the International Tennis Federation (ITF) manages the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP). “We are confident …

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“Fighting the scourge of betting-related corruption” with the TIU

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Integrity quite rightfully remains a key talking point for sports on a global basis, with the necessity for them to be seen as honest, genuine and clean coming with a plethora of benefits. One such example is tennis, where the International Tennis Federation (ITF) recently agreed a fresh deal with Sportradar, designed to monitor betting patterns on in excess of …

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International Tennis Federation deepens integrity partnership

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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced an extension of its partnership with Sportradar, as it seeks to strengthen its integrity protection measures. As part of the fresh deal the sports betting solutions provider will use a fraud detection system, designed to monitor betting patterns across more than 50,000 ITF Pro Circuit tennis matches. Carsten Koerl, Sportradar Founder and CEO, …

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Italian Federation suspends Davis Cup player for match-fixing

Marco Cecchinato, the Italian world number 143, has been banned from Tennis for 18 months and fined €40,000 for match-fixing. Cecchinato, part of the Italian Davis Cup squad just last weekend, is one of three Italian players to be banned, alongside Riccardo Accardi and Antonio Campo. The Italian federation has suspended Cecchinato until January 2018 for allegedly throwing his match against …

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