The Italian tennis umpire was banned for several years

The Italian tennis umpire was banned for several years

Summary:

The International Tennis Integrity Agency confirmed that Lorenzo Chiurazzi, an Italian tennis chair umpire and line judge, has been banned from the sport for seven and a half years. $33,500 has been suspended after Chiurazzi was issued a $50,000 fine by the ITIA. Chiurazzi was accused of committing a number of rule violations at the tournament in Perugia.

The International Tennis Integrity Agency confirmed in a statement that Lorenzo Chiurazzi, an Italian tennis chair umpire and line judge, has been banned from the sport for seven and a half years.

$33,500 has been suspended after Chiurazzi was issued a $50,000 fine by the ITIA.

Chiurazzi was accused of committing a number of rule violations at the tournament in Perugia. Delaying of score inputting, deliberately inputting the wrong scores, failing to co-operate with the investigation, and failing to report corruption were some of the transgressions committed.

Section D.1.b which deals with gambling and Section D.1.m which deals with deliberate misrepresentation of scores were some of the charges that he was found guilty of.

Chiurazzi was dealt with under the ITIA’s ‘Proposal for Disposition’ process, which allows the issuing of sanctions without a hearing, provided the offences are admitted to.

The ban will be in effect until 11 February 2030. Chiurazzi will not be allowed to attend or be an official at any tennis event that is approved or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association during this time.

In July, the ITIA issued national-level umpire Francesco Totaro with a suspension, pending the conclusion of an investigation into alleged match-fixing breeches.

Multi-year bans were issued to three umpires from Tunisia for manipulating tennis scores.