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Tennis Official Banned for Betting on His Sport

A tennis official has been given a lifetime ban from participating in the sport at all by the Tennis Integrity Unit after it was discovered that he had bet on tennis competitions.

Morgan Lamri was given the big ban by the Jane Mulcahy of the TIU after he was found guilty of 16 breaches of the sport's gambling regulations. He also was found guilty of trying to alter the outcome of an event by trying to coerce a player into not giving their best effort.

During the ruling Mulcahy said, "The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP World Tour and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis."

For his part Lamri claims he is innocent, saying: "I am completely innocent. I don't understand how they can find me guilty without any material proof."

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