Player suspended pending consideration of TACP charges
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) today confirms that Algerian tennis player Mohamed Ali Abibsi, aged 21, has been provisionally suspended from the sport, pending the full consideration of Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) charges.
From 19 May 2023, the player is prohibited from competing in or attending any sanctioned tennis events organised by the governing bodies of the sport.
The decision was granted under section F.3 of the 2023 TACP. Ali Abibsi appealed the decision, but their appeal was dismissed by Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Ian Mill.
“The ITIA may at any time impose a Provisional Suspension on 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.”
The ITIA is an independent body established by the International Governing Bodies of Tennis to promote, encourage, enhance and safeguard the integrity of professional tennis worldwide.