by Newsroom, Infobae
(ATR) Tennis authorities launched a review of anti-corruption measures in a bid to restore the sport’s tarnished image after match-fixing allegations.
It follows an investigation by BBC and BuzzFeed News which uncovered evidence of suspected match-fixing in tennis over the past decade. Last week, they reported that 16 top-50 ranked players – including winners of Grand Slam titles – were repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions they fixed matches. None of them were sanctioned.
Leaders of tennis’s governing bodies – ATP, WTA, ITF and the Grand Slam Board – on Wednesday announced that the independent review would be headed by Adam Lewis QC, a leading expert on sports law in London.
The review panel will examine and report on the “appropriateness and effectiveness” of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program and make recommendations for change. The assessment will take into account public commentary regarding the processes, procedures and resources of the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).
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