Six tennis players, all from Morocco and outside the top 1500 of the ATP ranking, received harsh sanctions from the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) for violating the rules of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.
Amine Ahouda, Anas Chakrouni, Ayoub Chakrouni, Mohamed Zakaria Khalil, Yassir Kilano and Soufiane El Mesbahi they were accused of fixing matches, cases that were resolved by the independent official of the Anticorruption Hearing, Charles Hollander.
Players’ suspensions start from the date of their provisional suspension, July 13, 2021, and they now have 20 business days from the date of receipt of the decision to present any appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The harshest sanction was received by Ayoub Chakrouni, who was disbarred for life and was fined $ 10,000.
In addition, Amine Ahouda will be disqualified from playing tennis for 11 years and was fined $ 5,000, Anas Chakrouni will be disqualified for 10 years and will have to pay a fine of $ 5,000.
Finally, Mohamed Zakaria Khalil, Yassir Kilano and Soufiane El Mesbahi are punished with a 9-year ban on sports and a fine of $ 5,000.