TIU Press Launch, November 21, 2020
Bulgarian tennis participant Aleksandrina Naydenova has been issued with a lifetime ban from the game after an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) discovered that she had partaken in match fixing exercise a number of occasions between 2015 and 2019. Moreover, she was charged and located responsible of failing to co-operate with the TIU investigation. Alongside the ban, she has been fined $150,000 (US).
The disciplinary case was heard by Anti-corruption Listening to Officer Richard McLaren. He discovered that Ms Naydenova made 13 breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) – 12 referring to match fixing and one referring to a number of incidents of non-co-operation with the TIU investigation course of. The following sanction signifies that from right this moment, 20 November 2020, the participant is completely prohibited from taking part in in or attending any tennis occasion authorised or sanctioned by the governing our bodies of tennis.
Ms Naydenova who had a highest ITF singles rating of 89 and WTA rating of 218, had been provisionally suspended on 27 December 2019 previous to the listening to.
The breaches of the Tennis Anti-corruption Programme (TACP) that Ms Naydenova has been discovered responsible of are:
Part D.1.d. of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 TACPs: “No Coated Particular person shall, straight or not directly contrive or try and contrive the end result or every other facet of any Occasion.”
Part F.2.b / D.2.c of the 2017 and 2019 TACPs: “All Coated Individuals should co-operate absolutely with investigations performed by the TIU together with giving proof at hearings, if requested. After a Coated Particular person acquired a TIU request for an preliminary interview or in any other case turns into conscious of any TIU investigation involving the Coated Particular person, the Coated Particular person shall (i) protect and never tamper with, harm, disable, destroy or in any other case alter any proof (together with any private units described in Part F.2.c.i.) or every other info associated to any Corruption Offense and (ii) not solicit, facilitate or advise every other individual to fail to protect, tamper with, harm, disable, destroy or in any other case alter any proof or different info associated to any Corruption Offense.”
The listening to befell on 19 and 20 October 2020.