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Tennis appoints risk expert Jonny Gray as first TIU chief executive

The Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board (TISB) has appointed Jonathan (Jonny) Gray as its first Chief Executive of its Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after completing a global search. Gray is set to take leadership of the TIU in February 2020, leading professional tennis’ integrity units monitoring ITF, ATP, WTA and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as protecting the athletes. A 14-year executive in …

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TIU 2016 report shows 20% increase in suspicious betting alerts

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The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has expressed concern that the growing number of alerts it receives for suspicious betting patterns is reflective of an increased level of corruption in tennis. As part of its first annual report, the TIU said that while alerts alone were not proof of corruption, the system led to nine players and officials being sanctioned in …

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Tennis Integrity Unit and Pinnacle Sports release joint statement

Nigel Willerton, Director of Integrity at the Tennis Integrity Unit last week made a statement to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on match fixing in tennis. This is a joint response from both the TIU itself and Pinnacle Sports to clarify the following statement which was made by Willerton on Wednesday 24th February 2016: “They [Pinnacle Sports] won’t at this present time …

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Tennis Integrity Unit needs more money to combat corruption

The head of the ATP has agreed that more money needs to be spent on tackling corruption. Chris Kermode, the ATP’s president and chief executive, and Nigel Willerton, director of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), addressed a panel of UK lawmakers amid allegations of match-fixing and corruption. The TIU is funded by tennis’ governing bodies and operates on a budget of …

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