Sports integrity

Argentine tennis player handed provisional suspension amid corruption investigation

| By Robert Fletcher
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has provisionally suspended Argentinian player Nicolás Arreche pending the result of an investigation over alleged corruption.
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Arreche will be prohibited from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organised by the governing bodies of the sport. The suspension is effective immediately.

The ITIA did not disclose further details about the case, but did say that an investigation into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) is ongoing.

Section F.3 of the TACP 2021 states that a player can be provisionally suspended while an investigation takes place.

Arreche is currently placed 612th in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings.

The provisional suspension comes after the ITIA earlier this month banned Kazakhstan’s Roman Khassanov for 10 years after he admitted to several instances of match-fixing. 

The instances took place between 2014 and 2018, and were in violation of the TACP. 

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