Thursday, September 29, 2016

South African Tennis Player banned For Life

Tennis player from South Africa Joshua Cherry has been banned for life from professional tennis fot match-fixing offences.

Chetty, according to the Tennis Integrity Unit, approached and offered a player $2,000 to underperform in a singles match and $600 in a doubles match during a Futures event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November 2015.

The player who was approached and in turn rejected the offer, (his identity remains confidential) reported to the TIU and an investigation was conducted.

The 21 year old admitted to the charge and an independent anti-corruption officer imposed a lifetime ban on Chetty, who is ranked No. 1,857 in singles.

"The findings of a resultant TIU investigation were referred to independent anti-corruption hearing officer, Ian Mill QC, who considered the case and imposed the lifetime ban from all professional tennis," said a TIU statement.

"The lifetime ban from all professional tennis applies with immediate effect and means the player is not allowed to compete in, or attend, any tournament or event organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport."

Chetty is currently ranked 1,857th in the world, with a career high of 1,370.

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