Tag Archives: ITIA

ITIA suspends two players following alleged anti-corruption breaches

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Mick Lescure and Jules Okala have been provisionally suspended from the sport. Suspended by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, Charles Hollander QC, the two French players are pending the full consideration of allegations against them of breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program. The provisional action was granted under section F.3 of the …

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Jonny Gray steps down as ITIA CEO following ‘significant contributions’

The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has announced that Jonny Gray is set to leave his position as CEO of the organisation later this year – a role he took on in 2019. Gray was initially tasked with overseeing the creation of the ITIA as the replacement for the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the sports integrity body of tennis’ global …

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ITIA hires Stats Perform’s Iliffe to lead tennis’ new intelligence unit

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The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed the appointment of Nick Iliffe as Director of Intelligence, helping maintain pro tennis’ integrity against the threats of match-fixing and sports corruption. An expert in sports data and coordinating intelligence units, Iliffe joins the ITIA from leading sports tech and data provider Stats Perform, where he formally oversaw the development of the …

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ITIA bans Nicolás Arreche from tennis following match fixing attempts

Nicolás Arreche has been banned from tennis for the next four years after being found guilty of breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules.  The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) banned Arreche in regards to his attempts to contrive the outcome of tennis matches and failing to report corrupt approaches. The breaches of the rules that Arreche has been …

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ITIA examines betting Irregularities of Wimbledon matches

Two 2021 Wimbledon matches are under investigation after bookmakers flagged ‘possible irregular betting patterns’ to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). According to German newspaper Die Welt, the probe is centred around a first-round singles match and a first-round men’s doubles match, which raised suspicion when a series of bets were placed. The Times also added that no British players are involved. The German publication …

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IBIA records a 48% increase in suspicious betting for 2020

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has recorded a 48% increase in suspicious betting reports from 2019 to 2020, with a 25% increase in football alone. In total 270 cases were reported, spanning 43 countries and 15 different sports, with 68 occurring in the first quarter. This is opposed to 183 reports in 2019, which were largely attributed to table …

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ITIA launches new website for tennis integrity stakeholders

Tennis’ governing bodies have launched the International Tennis Integrity Authority (ITIA) new website to improve communication, information and engagement between all stakeholders protecting integrity across all levels of the sport. The formation of a new tennis integrity body was recommended by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) independent report into match-fixing and athlete corruption published in 2018. The damaging findings of the …

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