Austria`s Koellerer banned for life for corruption

Paris: Austrian tennis player Daniel Koellerer on Tuesday banned from the sport for life and fined USD 100,000 after being found guilty of corruption, the Tennis Integrity Unit announced.

The 27-year-old, former world 55, who is now 385 in the rankings, was found guilty on three charges after a two-day hearing held in London on April 27 and 28.

"The life ban applies with immediate effect, and means that Mr Koellerer is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis," said the TIU statement.

The three violations of the anti-corruption programme took place between October 2009 and July 2010.

Koellerer had already been suspended while an investigation took place.


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