Slovakian tennis player Dagmara Baskova was banned for 12 years on Thursday for match-fixing offenses, the Tennis Integrity Unit mentioned. Baskova admitted to fees of 5 incidents of match fixing in 2017, the TIU mentioned. She was additionally fined $40,000 with all however $1,000 suspended and payable inside 90 days.
Baskova had a profession-excessive WTA rating of 1,117 in singles and 777 in doubles. She has since retired from the game, the TIU mentioned.
Russian doubles badminton participant Nikita Khakimov has obtained a five-year ban after being discovered responsible of offences referring to “betting, wagering and irregular match results”, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) stated on Wednesday.
The BWF opened an investigation towards Khakimov after acquiring an announcement from a whistleblower, who claimed the shuttler had approached him to govern match outcomes on the European Teams Championships held in Feb. 2018.
An impartial panel discovered Khakimov to be in breach of BWF’s integrity rules, together with approaching a participant and providing cash to govern a match, betting on badminton video games and “deliberately destroying evidence of a corruption offence to conceal from the BWF”.
Khakimov, 32, was a part of the Russian males’s workforce that gained the bronze medal on the 2020 European Team Championships.
The panel has determined to not impose a advantageous on Khakimov, saying the size of the suspension would successfully finish his taking part in profession.
“As badminton was his only purported source of income, the suspension would deprive him of the possibility to earn money from his chosen profession,” the panel added.
Spanish tennis player Enrique Lopez Perez has been banned from the game for eight years for his involvement in match-fixing actions in three separate situations in 2017, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) stated on Tuesday.
The 29-yr-outdated Perez, who reached a profession-excessive singles rating of 154 in 2018 and a finest doubles rating of 135 final yr, was additionally fined $25,000.
“The disciplinary case was heard by anti-corruption hearing officer Richard McLaren on 5 November 2020,” the TIU stated in an announcement.
“He found that Enrique Lopez Perez breached the rules of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme three times at tournaments in 2017, with two further charges unproven.”
Perez was provisionally suspended in December, 2019, and won’t be able to attend or play in any sanctioned tennis occasion for the following eight years.