TENNIS INTEGRITY UNIT
Tennis Integrity Unit Announcement
Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer and his manager Manfred Nareyka have been disciplined under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme for the offences of facilitating betting.
A Tennis Integrity Unit investigation found that Mr Koellerer’s personal website carried details of betting odds on tennis matches and provided links to allow users to place bets. The offense of facilitating betting contravenes Article D1b of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.
Mr Koellerer and his manager admitted the offences and have received the following disciplinary sanctions:
Mr Koellerer: a fine of Euros 15,000 and ineligibility to participate in any events organised or sanctioned by any governing body for a period of three months. Both penalties to be suspended for two years on the condition that he does not infringe the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme in that period.
Mr Nareyka: a 12 month suspension of credentials and access to any events organised, sanctioned or recognised by any governing body; penalty not imposed for two years on the condition that he does not infringe the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme in that period.
The findings of the TIU investigation were presented to the independent
Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, Tim Kerr QC, who issued the disciplinary sanctions.
The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Committee, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour as part of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme.