ViewPointNigeria.com – Nigerian tennis player, Henry Atseye, was suspended temporarily from the World of tennis by an independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer, Prof. Richard McLaren.

According to the Tennis world sports page, the decision came from the Tennis Integrity Unit, concluding that the Nigerian tennis player has indeed violated the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.

As a result of the suspension, Henry Atseye will not be eligible for the International tennis competition. Moreover, the 30-year-old tennis player, dropped his ranking to 1928 according to ITF.

TIU is an independent organization operating in London, England. The organization is funded by key sports stakeholders, including the International Tennis Federation, ATP, and WTA Tours and four Grand Slam tournaments – the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The sanctions issued by TIU are the 10th sanctions this year. This unit was founded in 2008 and currently has 17 employees.

As per their report for the first quarter of 2019, TIU received a total of 21 match warnings, 20 of which were related to the ATP Challenger and ITF World Tennis Tour (WTT) circuits. This is the lowest quarterly number since 2015.

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