Thai player banned for corruption

A tennis player casts a shadow

In January the BBC and BuzzFeed reported on widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis

Unranked Thai player Jatuporn Nalamphun has received an 18-month ban and a $5,000 (£3,490) fine after being found guilty of betting offences under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.

Nalamphun, 22, admitted to committing three betting offences in 2014.

He was also found guilty of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), a charge he contested.

Nalamphun’s fine comfortably exceeds his career earnings of $682 (£476).

He is the first player to be sanctioned by the TIU since the BBC and BuzzFeed published revelations about match-fixing in the sport.

Following the report, the Tennis Integrity Board said it would start an independent review into their anti-corruption practices.

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