Tennis Umpire Banned for Match-Fixing

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This week the International Tennis Integrity Agency has banned umpire Daniel Zeferino from Portugual for his role in match-fixing events he was overseeing.

Zeferino was a level two badge official and was admitted guilt to the charges of match-fixing. He manipulated scores on his electronic device at an ITF M15 tournament in 2020. The result was betting wins for gamblers who placed wagers on the points.

Zeferino was found guilty of violating Section D.1.b and Section D.1.d of the 2020 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, which states that no covered person should facilitate another person to wager on the outcome of a match or try to contrive the outcome of a tennis event.

The ITIA said that Zeferino should be banned from the sport permanently, and has dropped the hammer (appropriately) on him.

Earlier this week the ITIA also banned six tennis players from Spain after they were found guilty of criminal match-fixing charges.

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