Authorities to review anti-corruption procedures

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 26, 2016 6:39 PM

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis officials have launched an independent review into their anti-corruption practices after allegations the Tennis Integrity unit (TIU), the sport's watchdog, had been ineffective in stamping out corruption in the game.

The announcement at the Australian Open on Wednesday came in the wake of media reports on the first day of the tournament that 16 players, who have been ranked in the top 50 had been repeatedly flagged to the TIU over suspicions they had thrown matches in the past decade.

(Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Lincoln Feast)