Peruvian tennis player provisionally suspended by ITIA

| By Nosa Omoigui
The International Tennis Integrity Association (ITIA) has provisionally suspended Peruvian tennis player Mauricio Echazu Puente, pending a further anti-corruption investigation.
ITIA hands provisional suspension to Peruvian tennis player

Puente is prohibited from competing in or attending any tennis events sanctioned by the governing bodies of the sport. The ban was handed out by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Raj Parker.

An ITIA statement said: “The ITIA may at any time make an application to an AHO for a provisional suspension of a covered person, including before a notice of major offense has been issued, before a hearing or at any time after a hearing but prior to the AHO’s issuance of a written decision. “Provisional suspensions shall ordinarily be determined on written submissions unless the AHO considers an oral hearing necessary.”

The ITIA has issued a number of bans this year. It recently handed a lifetime ban to Morocco’s Simohamed Hirs, as well as bans to two Uzbekistani players over match fixing offences.

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