TIU-Tennis Integrity Unit has banned Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani for seven years and fined US $7,000 after being convicted of match-fixing and associated corruption charges. Also as he failed to co-operate with a TIU investigation.
The 23-year old Majed is ranked 804 in ATP singles fixed matches.
The fine is to be repaid at the rate of $1,000 annually over the seven years of the player’s suspension period.
According to Tennis Integrity Unit investigation it was found out that Mr. Majed conspired with a third party to manipulate the results of matches played at an ITF Futures tournament in Egypt during August 2016.
Including match-fixing offences, Mr. Majed had failed to fully co-operate with a TIU investigation.
According to the independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard McLaren, the subsequent sanction means that with effect from 25 June 2020, Mr Majed is prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis for a period of seven years.