The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) confirmed today that two tennis players – Nastja Kolar and Alexandra Riley – have been temporarily suspended from the sport pending a sanction decision after they were found to have violated the Anti-Tennis Rules 25 and 15 times, respectively. Corruption Program (TACP) between 2015 and 2020.
The verdict comes from independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian, who found that Slovenian Kolar and US player Riley collectively violated various TACP rules, including fabrication aspects of matches, betting, facilitating, courtship, conspiracy and non-reporting. Granted by Mill KC. The corrupt approaches will follow when the sanction decision for both players comes.
Meanwhile, as of March 14, 2023, both players have been temporarily suspended and are therefore prohibited from competing or participating in sanctioned tennis events organized or recognized by the sport’s governing bodies.
Temporary suspension is granted pursuant to section G.4.a of TACP 2023:
“If the Person Relevant is found responsible for one or more of the charges brought against him/her and the sanction is not determined at the same time by the liability decision, the AHO shall apply Temporary Suspension pending the final sanction decision, either at the AHO’s own will or upon the application of ITIA.”
ITIA is an independent body established by the International Tennis Governing Bodies to support, promote, develop and protect the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.
Wednesday, 22 March 2023