Tennis governing bodies promise to address corruption issues

LONDON — Tennis' governing bodies have promised to deliver a "timely implementation" of recommendations to tackle corruption in the sport.

An independent review of corruption in tennis was prompted after the BBC and BuzzFeed News published reports in January 2016 alleging that governing bodies ignored widespread evidence of match-fixing involving more than a dozen players.

Following the release of an interim report in April, an independent panel has published its final recommendations that include limiting the supply of official live scoring data, eliminating all sponsorship deals with gambling companies and expanding the staffing and reach of the Tennis Integrity Unit — the anti-corruption group established in 2008.

In a joint statement, the ITF, ATP, WTA and the four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open — said they would work to implement the recommendations, adding that "delivering a world-class anti-corruption regime for professional tennis remains a paramount priority."

The panel said tennis' governing bodies were "well-positioned to address the integrity challenges" the sport faces, having previously said there was no evidence of "institutional corruption or cover-up."

Members of a new, independent supervisory board to provide oversight and guidance of the TIU will be appointed early next year.

___

More AP tennis coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Tennis

You may also interested in

Shanghai Shenhua accuses Changchun Yatai player...

Aug 5, 2018

Chinese Superleague team Shanghai Shenhua has accused an opposing player of racially abusing its...

Fognini going for 4th ATP title of the year in...

Sep 29, 2018

Top-seeded Fabio Fognini has reached his fourth ATP final of the year after beating Taylor Fritz of...

Kerber, Osaka, Garcia march into China Open 3rd...

Oct 2, 2018

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber comes back from a break down twice in the first set to beat...

Fiji wins record 5th straight Hong Kong Sevens

Apr 7, 2019

Fiji won a record fifth Hong Kong Sevens rugby trophy at Hong Kong stadium on Sunday, beating...

Kerber ousts local favorite Osaka at Pan-Pacific...

Sep 18, 2017

Seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany beat local favorite Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 on Monday to...

About Us

Frontal Report is an emerging leader in all forms of media. We aim to be the leading news brand for readers around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]frontalreport.com

Subscribe Now!