Player banned for life and fined US$60,000 for violations under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program

Russian tennis player Sergei Krotiouk has been banned from the sport for life and fined US$60,000 after being found guilty of offenses under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (UTACP).

Mr Krotiouk, 34, was found guilty of 41 charges under Articles D.1.d (14 charges), D.1.e (14 charges) and D.1.g (13 charges) of the UTACP, namely:

  • Article D.1.d - No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event
  • Article D.1.e - No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event
  • Article D.1.g - No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, offer or provide any money, benefit or Consideration to any other Covered Person with the intention of negatively influencing a Covered Person’s best efforts in any Event

The violations of the Program for which he has been disciplined occurred during 2012 and 2013.

The case against him was based on the findings of a Tennis Integrity Unit investigation and considered by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard H. McLaren at a Hearing held in London between 15th and 18th April 2013.

The life ban applies with immediate effect and means that Mr Krotiouk is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis from the date of this statement.

Consistent with the confidentiality of the Anti-Corruption Hearing process, no details of the Hearing or Decision will be made public.

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

Published 06 June 2013 13:08

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