Permanent ban on tennis player who committed 135 match-fixing attempts

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The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced on Thursday (December 10) that a Moroccan tennis player has been found guilty of a record 135 times of match-fixing and banned for life. Younes Rachidi, 36, who ranked 473 in the world in the highest doubles event of his career, was also fined $34,000. He has been banned from coaching or attending any tennis events sanctioned by the sport’s governing bodies. The ITIA said 135 offences “is the highest number ever found by an individual”.

A spokesman for the anti-corruption agency said that Rachidi was involved in match-fixing with two Algerian players who were recently banned by ITIA, with the case uncovered following combined law enforcement investigations. with ITIA in Belgium.

Rachidi has played most of his modest career on the Futures Tour third division.

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