Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Match Fixing in Tennis inquiry

Inquiry status: open

One-off evidence session on Wednesday 24 February 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

In January 2016, the BBC and BuzzFeed News published a report titled ‘The Tennis Racket’, alleging that sport’s governing bodies have been warned repeatedly about a core group of 16 players – all of whom rank in the top 50 – but none has faced any sanctions and more than half of them played at the Australian Open held in January 2016.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have also been criticised as having been told by Betfair and other bookmakers of the threat of gambling corruption in tennis over a period of several years before the situation was brought to light at the Orange Prokom tournament in Sopot, Poland.

The Committee will explore how the governing bodies of tennis address match-fixing, and any weaknesses in the goverance of the game, nationally and internationally.

Terms of reference: Match Fixing in Tennis

Latest evidence

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Next meeting(s)

24 February 2016 2:15 PM

Oral Evidence Session

Match Fixing in Tennis
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Witness(es)

Mr Nigel Willerton, Director of Integrity, Tennis Integrity Unit, International Tennis Federation
Mr Chris Kermode, Executive Chairman and President, ATP
Mr Mark Young, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal and Media Officer, ATP

Location

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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