The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) officially announced that it has actually suspended a Bulgarian chair umpire after him admitting to complaints of having placed sports bets on a variety of tennis video games. Stefan Milanov has approved the restriction, which was imposed over several wagers, among which was even placed on a video game he was officiating at the time.
As clarified by the International Tennis Stability Firm, that was a straight violation of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program regulations and therefore been worthy of to encounter an enforcement action just as severe as the transgression. The examination as well as enforcement of the fine led to a $10,000 fine, half of which was suspended.
Aside from the monetary penalty, Mr. Milanov was officially put on hold from the video game on November 15th, 2022. He will not be able to participate in tennis matches in any kind of ability until May 14th, 2023.
The Bulgarian tennis umpire will need to keep his range from the sporting activity until his suspension from the ITIA lasts. As mentioned over, he confessed that he has dedicated a number of different offenses under Area D. 1. a of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, which prohibits individuals associated with the sport from positioning bank on the outcome of any kind of elements of the games of tennis.
ITIA Remains Committed to Keeping Tennis Integrity Intact
After officially announcing the charge for Mr. Milanov, the International Tennis Stability Agency shared an objective to stay committed to maintaining the sporting activity clean. This part of the Company’s task covers both official organization and competition agents, in addition to players, and includes discovering offenses dedicated by people linked to tennis controling bodies and also the sporting activity in general.
As verified by the body, there have actually just recently been many similar cases. Such a violation forced the Firm to impose a lifelong restriction on the Chilean tennis instructor Sebastián Rivera following his admission that he had actually participated in some match-fixing offenses. In comparison to this charge, the one faced by Mr. Milanov is a quite light one.
When it concerns wagering organizations, two United States tennis trains have likewise just recently encountered sanctions for breaching betting sponsorship rules of tennis. The independent tennis governing body fined Mardy Fish and also Bob Bryan $10,000 each at the end of November. Both trainers likewise faced a 4-month suspension of the video game, after acknowledging they had actually taken part in the promo of a gaming driver on social media.
According to reports from the International Betting Honesty Organization (IBIA), tennis is still one of the sports that are most susceptible to different type of adjustment.
In September, the organization prohibited the tennis gamer Adam El Mihdawy for 3.5 years in September 2022. On top of that, the company also imposed a 12-year restriction on the Dutch tennis instructor Max Wenders as a result of his involvement in supposed match-fixing situations.