Italian tennis official Lorenzo Chiurazzi has been banned for seven and a half years for match fixing-related violations. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Italian national-level referee and line judge Lorenzo Chiurazzi has been banned for match fixing by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for seven and a half years.
a $50,000 fine, of which $33,500 is suspended
A statement released Friday confirmed Chiurazzi’s suspension, as well as a $50,000 fine, of which $33,500 has been suspended. The matter was settled under the ITIA’s Proposal for Disposition, which allows the body to impose a sentence without a hearing.
The ban will be in effect from the date of the charge, August 12, 2022, to February 11, 2030.
Chiurazzi’s misconduct came during a 2021 match at a tournament in Perugia, Italy. The match official committed a litany of violations, including delaying score entry, intentionally uploading the wrong score, and failing to participate in an investigation and reporting corruption.
Chiurazzi was found guilty of multiple charges for violation of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP), listed below:
Section D.1.b, which lists gambling offenses that may lead to punishment. Section D.1.m, which regulates how to enter scores in a timely manner and without manipulation. Section D.1.d, which describes the intent of a event. Section D.2.bi, which states that any officer attempting to be influenced by an unauthorized party reports the incident. Section F.2.b, which states that all officers must cooperate with investigations.
Chiurazzi confessed to the allegations and was subsequently suspended.
Increasing Match Fixing Problems
Chiurazzi will not participate in nationally or internationally regulated tennis events until his suspension has been served.
also investigating fellow Italian chair umpire Francesco Totaro, who was accused of match fixing
Meanwhile, the ITIA is also investigating fellow Italian chair umpire Francesco Totaro, who was charged with match fixing in July. In addition, in the same week as Totaro, three Tunisian officials were suspended for alleged match fixing.
The ITIA hopes that its strict control will provide a safer space for the sport.
“The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and ensure the integrity of professional tennis worldwide,” said a statement following Totaro’s suspension.
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