The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has today confirmed that 28 years old Argentinian tennis player Franco Feitt has been banned for life from the sport after admitting to multiple instances of match fixing between 2014 and 2018.

The case was considered by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Raj Parker who ruled that as of 12 April 2021, Feitt is permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis. In addition, he has received a fine of $25,000.

Feitt, who had a highest ATP singles ranking of 920 and highest doubles ranking of 437 admitted to multiple breaches of the following clauses of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program rules:

Five breaches of section D.1.b “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event.”

Three breaches of section D.1.e “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any event.”

One breach of section D.2.a.i “In the event any Player is approached by any person who requests the Player to (i) influence the outcome or any other aspect of any Event, or (ii) provide Inside Information, it shall be the Player’s obligation to report such incident to the ITIA as soon as possible, even if no money, benefit or Consideration is offered or discussed.”

The International Tennis Integrity Agency is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.

Published 13 April 2021 14:30

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