French gamers Mick Lescure and Jules Okala have been given life bans from tennis after investigations into a number of incidents of match-fixing since 2014, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) stated on Friday.
The 29-year-old Lescure, who peaked at world quantity 487, was discovered responsible of eight costs of match-fixing and in addition handed a $40,000 positive. Okala, 25, whose highest rating was 338, was discovered responsible of seven costs and fined $15,000.
“The cases were ruled on by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Charles Hollander KC and the sanctions mean both players are permanently prohibited from playing in or attending any tennis event sanctioned by the governing bodies of tennis,” the ITIA stated in a press release.
The impartial ITIA – established by tennis’ worldwide governing our bodies to supervise integrity issues – stated that each gamers have been a part of wider regulation enforcement investigations in France and Belgium.