Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani banned for match-fixing

Tunisian tennis player Majed Kilani banned for match-fixing

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has handed Tunisian player Majed Kilani a seven-year ban from professional tennis and fined $7,000 for conspiring to fix matches in 2016, the body said.

The anti-corruption arm of the sport opened an investigation more than a year ago after receiving reports of suspicion involving the 23-year-old.

“Our investigation established that Mr. Kilani conspired with a third party to manipulate the outcome of matches played at an ITF Futures tournament in Egypt in August 2016.”

“He also failed to fully cooperate with the investigation,” the TIU said.

Kilani, who was a student-athlete at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma between 2015 and 2019, is currently ranked 804 in ATP singles and 528 in doubles.

He will not be able to play in or attend any tennis event sanctioned by Tennis Associations for seven years.

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