London: According to a press release of Tennis Integrity Unit, Argentinian tennis player Nicolas Kicker under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, has been suspended for six years and fined US$ 25,000 for committing match-fixing offences
On May 23rd 2018, the Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer – Jane Mulcahy QC ruled that Mr. Kicker, was guilty of contriving the outcome of the two following matches:
a match at the ATP Challenger tournament in Padova, Italy, in June 2015 and
a match at the ATP Challenger tournament in Baranquilla, Colombia, in September 2015.
Further, he was also found guilty of failing to fully cooperate with a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation into the allegations made against him.
Half of the period of ineligibility (three years) is suspended on the basis that Mr Kicker commits no further breaches of the Program.
The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.
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