The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Fabián Carrero a tennis chair umpire from the Dominican Republic has received a lifetime ban from the sport following multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).
The case was heard by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill, KC who found that Carrero, a green badge official, had committed 16 breaches of the TACP across eight matches. Carrero was found to have manipulated the match scoring in their handheld device to facilitate guaranteed betting wins on specific points in matches at ITF M15 tournaments held in the Dominican Republic in November and December 2019. The official has been provisionally suspended by the ITF since 1 March 2022 while the case proceeded.
The sanction means that Carrero is permanently prohibited from officiating at or attending any sanctioned tennis events organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.
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.
Notes to editors:
The official was found to have breached two clauses of the 2019 TACP across eight matches:
D.1.d: “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive, attempt to contrive, agree to contrive, or conspire to contrive the outcome, or any other aspect, of any Event.”
D.2.b.i: “In the event any Related Person or Tournament Support Person is approached by any person who offers or provides any type of money, benefit or Consideration to a Related Person or Tournament Support Person to (i) influence or attempt to influence the outcome of any aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Related Person’s or Tournament Support Person’s obligation to report such incident to the TIU [now ITIA] as soon as possible.”
Published 30 March 2023 09:30