29 Sep South African Joshua Chetty Banned For Life From Tennis For Match-Fixing
21-year-old South African tennis player Joshua Chetty has been banned for life from tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing charges.
The low-ranked player admitted to approaching another player with financial inducements of $2,000 to underperform in a singles match, and $600 in a doubles match, during the ITF Futures F1 event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November last year.
The unidentified player rejected the corrupt offers and reported the matter to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). 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.
Chetty is currently ranked 1,857 in singles, with a career-high of 1,370 in June 2015.
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