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Friday 06, Jan 2017

  Australian Open Junior Champion Facing Match Fixing Charges

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Reigning Australian Open junior champion Oliver Anderson has became the latest tennis player to be charged with match fixing. The 18-year-old was named by the Age newspaper as being approached to throw the first set of his first-round match at the Traralgon Challenger tournament in October against Harrison Lombe, another Australian.

In the match, Anderson was broken at 4-4 in the first set after two double faults and then went on to lose the first match before returning to win the match by taking the next two sets 6-0, 6-2. Ranked number 743 in the world, Anderson lost his next match at the US$50,000 (£40,000) tournament that was played by those on the second rung of professional tennis.

It was confirmed by Victorian police that an 18-year-old man had been charged with engaging in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome. They did not reveal the name of the player but remarked they had worked closely with bookmakers in their investigation. The “player” would appear at the Latrobe Valley magistrate’s court on 2 March.

A spokesman for the Tennis Integrity Unit said the TIU has worked closely with Victoria Police in Australia to support their investigations into alleged match fixing in tennis. The spokesman also said investigation and prosecution of corruption allegations by law enforcement agencies takes precedence over tennis disciplinary action. It was also commented that the TIU once any criminal proceedings have been concluded will continue to progress investigations under the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

A player found guilty of match-fixing by the TIU would face a sanction ranging from a suspended sentence to a $250,000 fine and a life ban.

An investigation by the Guardian last year exposed a series of problems in the lower levels of tennis. It was disclosed that six umpires had been secretly banned or suspended for taking bribes from betting syndicates in exchange for delaying the entry of live scores into their official computers. By doing this, the umpires crooked gamblers to place bets already knowing the outcome of the next point. In the last few months, a number of players have been suspended for match-fixing. This list includes world number 187 Marco Cecchinato, who was banned for 18 months and fined €40,000 (£34,000), after he was found guilty of fixing two of his matches and using confidential information for gambling. In another instance, Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza was banned for six months and given a $5,000 fine after he was found guilty of a match-fixing charge.

Tennis Australia’s chief anti-corruption officer said she is disappointed to learn that the young Australian player is facing match fixing charges. Ann West, head of Tennis Australia’s Integrity unit, remarked tennis had done a lot to address the problem since the tennis fixing scandal broke last year. West said we are realists, we have to continue and will increase our education opportunities with our players. The Tennis Australia’s Integrity unit’s head also remarked it is not an overnight fix for us and remarked we need to continue along education path, the intelligence gaining and the face to face interaction with our players.

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Tuesday 28, Sep 2010

  Pakistan has more problems than just match fixing

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Pakistan has more problems than just match fixingCricket is a matter of special pride in Pakistan and cricketers from the country have done their level best to portray a positive image of the country besides providing a source of hope for those whose everyday life is both tedious and joyless.

This is best evident from the fact that Pakistanis literally dance on the street when the Pakistan cricket team wins and burn effigies when the team loses a game.

It is, however, a breather for the Pakistanis that former World Cup winning captain Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi, both fearless Pathans schooled in the honor code have not been named in the match fixing scandals.