Tennis coach player banned for life by ITIA


  • Friday 23 September, 2022
Tennis coach player banned for life by ITIA

Sebastián Rivera, an ex tennis player and coach from Chile, is accused of match-fixing by the ITIA and faces a ban from tennis for life.

Rivera’s case has been ruled by Jane Mulcahy QC, and according to it the coach committed sixty-four offenses, which is the biggest number in the history of  ITIA.

Specific violations of the TACP included section D.1.b of the 2017 and 2018 TACP, according to which no person subject to the TACP should ask or facilitate any other person to bet on the results or any other part of a sports event.

Moreover, Rivera also violated section D.1.d of the 2017 and 2018 TAP, according to which players should not invent or attempt to influence the results or any other part of events.

ITIA also noted section D.1.f of the TACP 2017 and 2018, which concerns individuals who extort or accept any money, advantages or remuneration with the purpose of negatively affecting the maximum efforts of the player.

Additionally, it was found that Rivera violated section D.1.g of the 2017 and 2018 TACP, according to which no insured person can offer or provide money, benefits or remuneration to any other person in order to negatively affect the best efforts of the player.

ITIA stated that Rivera, who had the highest ATP 705 rating and became a coach, was unable to fully participate in the disciplinary process.

Besides being banned for life, River also needs to pay 250 thousand dollars.

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