Chilean banned for life after record 64 match-fixing offences

Chilean banned for life after record 64 match-fixing offences

Rivera was provisionally suspended in June. — AFP pic

Friday, 23 Sep 2022 4:46 AM MYT

LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 — Chilean coach and former player Sebastian Rivera has been banned for life and fined US$250,000 (RM1.1 million) after being found guilty of a record 64 match-fixing offences, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said on Thursday.

The agency said it was the highest number of match-fixing offences ever detected for a player by the ITIA or its predecessor the Tennis Integrity Unit.

Rivera reached a career high ATP ranking of 705 before becoming a coach. The ITIA said he had “failed to engage meaningfully” with the disciplinary process.

He was provisionally suspended in June. — Reuters