Last week the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced that it was suspending Mexican tennis player Carlos Ramirez Utermann for fixing matches over multiple years.
The ban will last for 22 months, and Ramirez Ultermann was also fined $10,000 for his role in fixing matches in 2015, 2017, and 2018. $8,000 of the fine is suspended if Ramirez Ultermann doesn't commit any further match-fixing in the future.
Ramirez Ultermann was once the 1,021st ranked men's player in the world, and he admitted to the charge without needing a formal hearing.
The suspension will run from November 12th of this year until September 11th, 2023. During that time he cannot play or attend any sanctioned tennis event.
Match-fixing is a major concern for sporting bodies, as regulated gambling continues to grow throughout the world. With major markets like the United States jumping online with the industry, there have been major pushes by integrity groups to help ensure the fairness of events in all sports.