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13th September 2015
Queensland police have charged a professional tennis player with match-fixing and drug offences. ‘A 28-year-old Chelmer man, a professional tennis player, was today charged with facilitating match fixing in relation to the Traralgon match’, read a statement released yesterday. ‘He has also been charged with nine counts of supplying a dangerous drug and one offence of possess [sic] a dangerous drug’.
The police’s investigation began in 2016, and ‘focused on a tennis match being played at the Challenger Tournament in Traralgon, Victoria where a number of suspicious bets were made’. In January this year, Victorian Police charged an 18-year old with match-fixing at the same tournament in October 2016. It later emerged that the 18-year old was Oliver Anderson, the winner of the Boy’s Singles title at the 2016 Australian Open. Anderson was found guilty of match-fixing by an Australian court, however a Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) investigation is ongoing.
It is reported that the 28-year old ‘professional tennis player’ charged yesterday is Isaac Frost. Queensland police have charged him with supplying cannabis, cocaine, oxycodone and other prescription medicines to Anderson, a tennis coach, two former semi-professional players and an aspiring professional surfer, reports ESPN. It is understood that he could face ten years in jail.