Egyptian tennis player follows brother in receiving life ban

Egyptian participant Youssef Hossam has been banned from knowledgeable tennis for all events for match-fixing, two years after his brother was furthermore completely excluded from the game on corruption costs.

A press launch from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) issued on Monday stated the 21-year-old Youssef Hassam, provisionally suspended since Might 2019, had been banned for all events following his conviction on quite a few match-fixing and related corruption costs.

The punishment was imposed by Jane Mulcahy QC, a senior English lawyer, following a three-day disciplinary listening to in London in March.

In accordance with the assertion, a TIU investigation revealed that contained in the 4 years from 2015-2019, Hossam “conspired with completely completely different events to hold out an in depth promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign of betting-related corruption on the decrease ranges tennis”.

These concerned 21 breaches of tennis’ anti-corruption programme, together with eight instances of match fixing, six of facilitating having fun with, two of soliciting completely completely different avid players to not use finest efforts, three failures to report corrupt approaches and two failures to co-operate with a TIU investigation.

Hossam, at present a lowly 810 contained in the ATP singles rankings, having reached a profession excessive of 291 in December 2017, is now “completely excluded from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis occasion organised or recognised by the governing our our our bodies of the game”, the TIU assertion stated.

Life bans are comparatively uncommon in tennis nonetheless in 2018 Youssef’s brother, Karim Hossam, acquired such a suspension after being discovered accountable of 16 corruption costs that included offering inside information and facilitating betting.

Whereas the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams are multi-millionaires, there have extended been considerations that avid players contained in the decrease ranges tennis are considerably inclined to corruption given the comparatively meagre prize cash on current of their tournaments.

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