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Aymen Ikhlef receives a lifetime ban from TIU for match-fixing

Algerian tennis player Aymen Ikhlef was the last to be banned by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of breaking the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).

Ikhlef, who achieved the highest ATP rank of 1739 in his career, was banned for life from playing or participating in any authorized tennis tournament after 10 TACP violations.

Anti-corruption officer Richard McLaren found the 23-year-old guilty of four matches, two urging other players not to go the extra mile, three failing to report corruption and one allegation of failure to cooperate with the investigation.

This includes a violation of D.1d, D.1.e and D.2.ai of the TACP 2016 as well as section F.2.b / D.2.c of the TACP 2017. The Algerian was also fined $ 100,000 and sanctioned entered into force on December 11, 2020.

It is the newest in a long list of the latest rules to bet on or break the rules of the match. Last week, French linesman David Rocher was banned from judges for 18 months after being found guilty of breaking the betting rules. While in the past two months, Enrique Lopez Perez, Aleksandrina Naydenova and brothers Karen and Yuri Khachatryan have received bans for fixing matches.

TIU also announced that it will change its name to the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) from January 1, 2021. The new independent body will also be responsible for protecting the integrity of professional tennis, made up of independent directors and representatives of the sport. international tennis organizations.

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