The London-based Worldwide Tennis Integrity Company (ITIA) has banned a pair of ladies’s tennis gamers discovered match-fixing from the game for all times.
The ITIA’s life bans for 28-year-old Slovenian Nastja Kolar and 32-year-old American Alexandra Riley include respective fines of $175,000 and $50,000, which the physique shared Wednesday by way of Twitter:
Kolar and Riley dedicated a number of breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) with Kolar scoring 25 and Riley 15 offenses from 2015-2020 in video games they performed collectively. These offenses included “contriving features of matches, wagering, facilitating wagering, courtsiding, conspiracy, and failing to report corrupt approaches.”
Unbiased Anti-Corruption Listening to Officer Ian Mill KC singled out Kolar for “corruption offenses of the highest order of severity over an prolonged time period.”
The ITIA additionally added that neither Riley, at the moment ranked 1,244th in WTA singles, or Kolar, who final turned out for an ITF World Tennis Tour match in October, “confirmed any contrition or regret for his or her actions.” The sentences proceed a busy week for the ITIA, who handed Romanian Petru-Alexandru Luncanu a five-year match-fixing ban.