News 7th March 2016

Sports Integrity Briefs – 7 March 2016

• Sir Ronnie Flanagan (pictured), Chairman of the International Cricket Coucil’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), told media that an international team is under investigation for allegedly fixing games. “It will be very difficult for me to talk about specific details about an ongoing case, but quite recently we have a reason to believe that members of a particular team have intentions to manipulate events in forthcoming matches”, ESPN CricInfo reported Flanagan as saying at a media interaction in Mumbai ahead of the World Twenty20. “This was an international team but I am not going to go into any details because it is still under our investigation”.

• Austrian tennis player Daniel Köllerer has told Gazzetta dello Sport that he has been “condemned without proof” for match-fixing by the tennis authorities, who have “destroyed my life”. Köllerer, who was given a lifetime ban in 2011 for match fixing, told the Italian newspaper that he believes that tennis authorities took a decision to sanction him as an example to others.

• Three Ethiopian runners have been provisionally suspended on suspicion of doping, reports The Guardian. Sintayehu Mergia identified himself as one of the athletes under suspicion by denying doping on a local radio station.

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