Strong hand: ITIA sanctioned Peruvian tennis player for match fixing

Peruvian tennis player Mauricio Echazu, was punished for participating in match-fixing.


Professional tennis continues to show that it is willing to put a heavy hand on those who break the rules, it knows that very well Peruvian tennis player Mauricio Echazu who was suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for having participated in match-fixing.

Mauricio Echazu, member of the Peruvian Davis Cup team and ranked 866 in the ATP ranking, was discovered by the ITIA when “he violated the rules of the Anti-Corruption Program of Tennis ”, indicated the organism.

The 33-year-old tennis player will be suspended for two and a half years from all tennis-related activities and must pay a fine of $ 10,000 dollars to the aforementioned entity of this discipline.

Things got complicated for the player born in Lima, Peru, from the moment he “Admitted to having rigged or attempted to rig the result of a tennis match and having received money to influence the outcome of a match, “explained the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

Raj Parker, an independent anti-corruption hearing officer and who also took the case of the South American athlete, determined that he himself “You are prohibited from playing or attending any tennis event organized by any tennis governing body international or national association ”.

It should be remembered that Echazu was provisionally suspended on August 6, 2021, therefore the authorities have determined that the sanction will be retroactive to that date and will culminate on November 5, 2023.

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