The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) has confirmed that Stefan Milanov, a Bulgarian chair umpire has been banned for six months and fined $10,000 (with $5,000 suspended) after admitting placing multiple bets on tennis - including one match in which Milanov was officiating – breaching the sport’s Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) rules.

The official’s suspension started on 15 November 2022 and will end on 14 May 2023. During this time, Milanov is prohibited from officiating at or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.

Milanov admitted to two separate offenses of Section D.1.a of the 2022 TACP: “No Covered Person shall directly or indirectly, Wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition.”

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.


Published 08 December 2022 11:00

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