Argentinian player Nicolás Arreche has been provisionally suspended from tennis due to a pending corruption case, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced.
The world No. 612 is banned from playing in or attending any sanctioned tennis event organized by the game’s governing bodies. Arreche’s last match was last month in Cordoba when he reaches the second round of an ITF Challenger event.
The provisional suspension relates to an ongoing investigation by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.
The provisional suspension was granted under section F.3 of the TACP 2021: “The ITIA may at any time make an application to an AHO for a Provisional Suspension of a Covered Person, including (i) before a Notice of Major Offense has been issued, (ii) before a Hearing or (iii) at any time after a Hearing but prior to the AHO’s issuance of a written Decision. Provisional Suspensions (and challenges and reviews thereof under this Section F.3) shall ordinarily be determined on written submissions unless the AHO considers an oral hearing necessary.”
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