Tag Archives: Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU)

TIA bans Mexican tennis player Carlos Utermann for betting breaches

Mexican tennis player Carlos Ramirez Utermann has been banned by the International Tennis Integrity Association (ITIA) after breaching official betting regulations. The player has been prohibited from playing tennis for a total of one year and 10 months, whilst also facing a fine of $2,000 and a suspended penalty of $8,000, with the latter dependent on any other criminal actions. …

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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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Betting sponsorship ban lifted by ATP Tour

The two-year ban on men’s tennis tournaments signing deals with sports betting and fantasy firms has been lifted by the ATP Tour. The ATP Tour took the decision to ban tournaments from forming partnerships with gambling operators after seeking advice from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) following a string of match fixing incidents in 2018, but it appears that the …

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Aymen Ikhlef served lifetime ban by TIU following TACP breaches

Aymen Ikhlef served lifetime ban by TIU

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a lifetime ban and $100,000 fine to Algerian tennis player Aymen Ikhlef after he was found to have breached the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) on multiple occasions. Following a TIU investigation, it was revealed that Ikhlef was in breach of sections ‘D.1.d’, ‘D.1.e’ and ‘D.2.a.i’ of the 2016 TACP, as well as section …

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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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TIU reprimands two following corruption investigation

Two Bulgarian tennis players have been handed a ban and ‘significant fines’ after the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) convicted them of ‘a number of corruption offences’. Karen Khachatryan has been handed a lifetime ban from the sport and a fine of $250,000 while his brother, Yuri Khachatryan, has been banned for ten years and fined $50,000 following a TIU investigation …

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TIU denies two requests to lift provisional suspensions

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed that two players have had their application to lift a temporary suspension denied. Bulgarian tennis player Aleksandrina Naydenova and Spanish tennis player Enrique López Pérez had both applied to lift provisional suspensions originally imposed on 27 December 2019 and 19 December 2019 respectively. Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard McLaren rejected both applications, …

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TIU suspends Antonis Kalaitzakis over betting breaches

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed a 20-month suspension and $6,000 fine to Greek tournament director Antonis Kalaitzakis after he admitted to ‘betting on tennis and failing to report knowledge of, or suspicion of corruption’ to the TIU. The suspension follows on from an investigation which found that Kalaitzakis used online betting accounts to place 127 bets on tennis …

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IBIA and TIU call for increased due diligence as live sport returns

TIU bans French umpire for betting breaches

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) have reiterated the need for betting and sports stakeholders to exercise increased due diligence in the facilitation of betting markets during the coronavirus pandemic. Publishing correspondence between the two, it was emphasised that a ‘risk-based approach’ would be taken to ensure that integrity is maintained in the sport. …

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