Two players banned from professional tennis for match-fixing

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Saturday, 11 May 2024 at 13:28
Two players have been handed heavy fines and lengthy bans for breaching the anti-corruption code. The announcement was made by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA). As per the latest report, Bolivian tennis player Alejandro Mendoza Crespo has been handed a life ban and a fine of $250,000 for breaching the anti-corruption code 20 times.
The report stated that Mendoza was not only involved in corrupt practices himself but also introduced other players to such activities. It was also reported that the 34-year-old committed those offences between 2016 and 2018. The other player who has been penalised for breaching the code of conduct is Jorge Panta Herreros. The 28-year-old has been suspended for three years and he was handed a fine of $10,000 for committing four offences.
The punishment came after the investigation that the ITIA conducted along with the authorities in Belgium. The report stated that the investigation led to the custodial sentence of the syndicate leader Grigor Sargsyan. This is not the first time that players have been handed bans and fines for their suspicious activities. In 2021, Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested for suspected match fixing during the French Open. In 2016, current world number one Novak Djokovic also revealed that he was approached for fixing match-fixing as well.

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