Chinese tennis participant Baoluo Zheng has been banned for 9 months after admitting that he tried to repair a match, the International Tennis Integrity Agency stated.
“The 21-year-old player approached an opponent and offered money in return for deliberately losing a match at a tournament in Egypt in October 2022,” the company stated in an announcement.
Baoluo, whose career-high rating is No. 525 in doubles, was additionally fined $5,000 although $2,000 is suspended. He was provisionally suspended on Oct. 27 after having performed in a event in Sharm El Sheikh.
The ITIA stated the case was dealt with beneath an “agreed sanction” framework, permitting for a sanction to be handed down “upon admission of guilt, without the need for a hearing.”
The company stated Baoluo admitted to violating three sections of the game’s anti-corruption guidelines. The suspension extends to July 26.