Saturday, May 28, 2022

Match-fixing: Portuguese tennis umpire banned for life

He will no longer be allowed to officiate at any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association.

• May 11, 2022
umpire chair
A picture of umpire chair used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Times of India]

Portuguese chair umpire Daniel Zeferino has been banned from tennis for life after being found guilty of match-fixing and helping betters, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said on Tuesday.

The London-based agency said Zeferino had been “manipulating” scores inputted into his electronic scoring device at an ITF M15 event in 2020, facilitating “guaranteed wins” by betters on those points.

The ITIA added that Zeferino did not contest the charges and admitted his conduct in an interview.

He will no longer be allowed to officiate at any tennis event authorised or sanctioned by any international tennis governing body or national association.

(Reuters/NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

APC Flag

States

Thugs turn APC’s Kaduna North senatorial district primary election bloody

The thugs invaded the venue when delegates from Sabon Gari area of Kaduna were called to cast their votes.

Simon Lalong

Politics

Gov. Lalong clinches APC senatorial ticket for Plateau South

Mr Lalong emerged unopposed to poll 335 out of the 340 votes, with five being invalid.

Gbenga Daniel

States

Gbenga Daniel wins APC Ogun East senatorial ticket

In a landslide victory, the former governor polled 450 votes out of the 483 accredited voters.

Photo of Nigerian Correctional Service HQ used to illustrate this story

NationWide

Abubakar Umar appointed Nigerian Correctional Service spokesperson

Mr Umar takes over from Francis Enobore, who served in that capacity for seven years and has retired from service.

Politics

LIVE: Delegates begin voting at PDP presidential convention 2022

The open-secret ballot system will be used during the exercise, which is being coordinated by former Senate President David Mark.