SA tennis player gets lifetime ban for match-fixing

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London - South African tennis player Joshua Chetty has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of match-fixing charges.

The 21-year old admitted to approaching another player with financial inducements of $2 000 to underperform in a singles match, and $600 in a doubles match, during the ITF Futures F1 event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November 2015.

The player approached by Chetty, whose identity will remain confidential in accordance with the provisions of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP), rejected the corrupt offers and reported the matter to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU).

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