Tennis player suspended for non-co-operation in match-fixing investigation

A suspension of three years and fine of $5,000 have been levied on 22-year-old Colombian tennis player Barlaham Zuluaga Gaviria. Zuluaga Gaviria failed to co-operate with the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) during an investigation by not respecting the rules.

The rules state, ‘All covered persons must co-operate fully with investigations conducted by the TIU including giving evidence at hearings if requested. No covered person shall tamper with or destroy any evidence or other information related to any Corruption Offense.’ Zuluaga Gaviria refused to do an interview and he didn’t let the investigators check his mobile phone for further examinations.

The Colombian achieved a career-high at the 1491st position of the ATP ranking.


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