Lifetime ban for tennis player guilty of record 135 match-fixing offenses Sport-rated
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A Moroccan tennis player has been found guilty of a record 135 match-fixing offenses and banned for life, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) announced on Thursday. Younes Rachidi, 36, who achieved a career-high doubles ranking of 473 in the world, who was also fined $34,000. He has been prohibited from coaching or attending any tennis event sanctioned by the sport’s governing bodies. The ITIA said the 135 offenses “is the highest number ever detected by an individual.”
Rachidi was involved in match-fixing with two Algerian players recently banned by ITIA and the cases were uncovered after joint police investigations with ITIA in Belgium, a spokesman for the anti-corruption body said.
Rachidi played most of his modest career on the third-tier Futures Tour.
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