The tennis player was suspended for three years for match fixing

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The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced that the Tunisian player Anis Ghorbel was suspended from any sporting activity for three years and fined $20,000. for being involved, on at least four occasions, in match-fixing.

The penalty is related to a recently concluded criminal case involving a match-fixing organization in Belgium. Joint investigation by ITIA and Belgian authorities They led to a five-year prison sentence for the head of this association, Grigor Sargsyan.

Ghorbel, who is ranked 479th in the world singles rankingsthe highest of his career, in 2016, he denied all charges related to match-fixing in 2016 and 2017.

However, at a hearing before the independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO), Amani Khalifa, on December 22, 2023, Ghorbel was found responsible, on four counts, for corruption offences. Two for not reporting an illegal situation, another for adulterating a result and another for facilitating bets on the outcome of a match.

The suspension will run from the date of sentencing, January 4, 2024until midnight on January 3, 2027. During that time, Ghorbel is prohibited from playing, training or attending any tennis event sanctioned or sanctioned by ITIA members (ATP, ITF, WTA, Tennis Australia, French Federation of Tennis, Wimbledon and USTA) or any National Association.

Source: La Verdad

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