Tennis umpire handed lifetime ban for manipulating scoring
LONDON (AP) — A tennis umpire from the Dominican Republic was handed a lifetime ban from the sport on Thursday for manipulating the scoring of matches in 2019.
Fabián Carrero was found to have committed 16 breaches of tennis’ anti-corruption program across eight matches in tournaments held in the Dominican Republic in November and December 2019.
Carrero manipulated the match scoring in a handheld device “to facilitate guaranteed betting wins on specific points,” the International Tennis Integrity Agency said in a statement.
He has been suspended since March last year while the case proceeded. He can no longer officiate or attend events organized by tennis governing bodies.
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