Tennis

Nigeria Tennis player suspended by Tennis Integrity Unit

Nigerian tennis player, Henry Atseye, has been provisionally suspended from tennis by the independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, Prof. Richard McLaren, with effect from 10 May 2019.

According to the Tennis Integrity Unit, the suspension relates to an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

This is the 10th sanction against players by the Tennis Integrity Unit this season. The Unit was established in 2008 and currently has 17 full-time members as their headcount.

The 30 year old and 1928 ranked player will be ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organized or recognised by the sport’s governing bodies.

TIU covers professional tennis around the world and is responsible for enforcing the sport’s zero-tolerance policy on betting-related corruption.

The TIU is an operationally independent organisation based out of London, UK. It is funded by the sport’s major stakeholders – the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and WTA Tours, and the four Grand Slams – the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

 

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