Tennis leaders ordered before Parliament after match-fixing report

Tuesday January 19th, 2016

Tennis leaders are set to be ordered to testify before Parliament in the wake of match-fixing allegations, reports Ben Rumsby of The Telegraph.

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee will reportedly look into an investigation published by BuzzFeed News and BBC that contains evidence of match-fixing among prominent names in tennis.

The report claims that many players have been flagged by the world tennis authorities due to suspicions that they have thrown matches, including at Wimbledon, but did not face any sanctions.

The Tennis Integrity Unit, which investigates the issue of match-fixing, will be called to testify in regards to the allegations. Rumsby also reports that the Association of Tennis Professionals could be ordered to testify in addition to the individuals who compiled the report obtained by BuzzFeed and BBC.

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More than half of the players included in the investigation are currently playing at the Australian Open.

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