Italian tennis referee suspended for 7 years after admitting match-fixing

An Italian tennis referee was suspended for seven years and six months on Friday after admitting match-fixing charges.

National-level chair umpire and linesman Lorenzo Chiurazzi was also fined US$50,000 – including $33,500 suspended – in a case investigated by the International Tennis Integrity Agency.

The infractions relate to matches at a tournament in Perugia, Italy, in 2021, the agency said. Among them, Chiurazzi delayed entering scores into the scoring device, entering scores that did not reflect actual scores on the pitch, failing to cooperate with the corruption investigation, and failing to report approaches. corrupt.

The ban was backdated to August 12, 2022 – when the charges were brought – and runs until February 11, 2030. Chiurazzi will not be able to officiate or attend any tennis event authorized or sanctioned by an international tennis body or a national association. .

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