Algeria’s Aymen Ikhlef has been banned for life after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.
Ikhlef, 23, was found guilty of match-fixing, soliciting other players not to give their best effort, failing to report a corrupt approach and failing to co-operate with the TIU during the investigation. Ikhlef was also fined $100,000.
“Algerian tennis player Aymen Ikhlef has been banned for life from the sport after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit uncovered multiple breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP) rules by the player,” Tne TIU said.
“The disciplinary case was heard by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard McLaren. He found that Mr Ikhlef made 10 breaches of the TACP. The subsequent sanction means that from 11th December 2020, the player is permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis.”
Earlier this month the TIU banned Ukrainian Poplavskyy for life for match fixing.