Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Tennis match-fixing investigators detain 13 in Belgium raids



Belgium has detained 13 people in a probe into allegations of match-fixing in lower-level professional tennis.

 
Prosecutors said a Belgian-Armenian ring has been bribing players since 2014, with criminals winning bets on the fixed results.


Professionals competing in lower-level tournaments were easier to bribe, prosecutors said.


The investigation follows a report in April complaining of a "tsunami" of corruption in the sport.


An Independent Review Panel (IRP) looked into the integrity of professional tennis after a joint Buzzfeed and BBC News investigation found suspected illegal betting.






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