Two tennis players, Slovenian Nastja Kolar and USA’s Alexandra Riley – have been provisionally suspended, pending decision on sanction, according to ITIA-International Tennis Integrity Agency.
The provisional suspension was proposed after the players having been found to have committed 25 and 15 breaches respectively of the TACP-Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme between 2015 and 2020.
Anti-Corruption Officer Decision
Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill KC, independently made the decision as he found that Slovenian player Kolar and US player Riley had collectively breached various TACP rules which included contriving aspects of matches, wagering, facilitating wagering, courtsiding, conspiracy and failing to report corrupt approaches. In due course, the decision on sanctions for both players will follow.
The provisional suspension was granted under section G.4.a of the TACP 2023, thereby, from 14th March 2023 prohibiting competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis events organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.
“In the event that the Covered Person is found liable of one or more of the charges against them and sanction is not determined at the same time as the decision on liability, the AHO, either of the AHO’s own volition or on an application by the ITIA, must impose a Provisional Suspension pending the final decision on sanction.”
The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.