Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko are banned for life for match-fixing offenses



by JOVICA ILIC

Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko are banned for life for match-fixing offenses

The 35-year-old Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko have been found guilty of multiple match-fixing and associated offenses and they are banned for life, with the additional $250,000 fine for each. An independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Prof Richard H McLaren has found them guilty of multiple match-fixing offenses committed at a number of ITF Futures tournaments played in Romania, Russia, Germany and Turkey between June 2015 and January 2016.

Also, they were found to have solicited a third party to wager on matches in which they contrived the outcome and they have now been departed from all the levels of professional tennis for good. Vadim Alekseenko had been ranked in the Top 450 in doubles back in 2009 and in the Top 500 of singles four years ago, reaching two Futures singles finals and 12 doubles titles (the first seven with his brother) while Gleb played his last tournament at the Turkey F29 Futures at the end of September and just like his brother he had the career-best doubles ranking back in 2009, winning just three titles in the last eight seasons.

The breaches of the 2015 and 2016 Tennis Anti-Corruption Program they were found to have committed: D.1.b. No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any other person to wager on the outcome or any other aspect of any Event or any other tennis competition.

For the avoidance of doubt, to solicit or facilitate to wager shall include, but not be limited to: display of live tennis betting odds on a Covered Person website; writing articles for a tennis betting publication or website; conducting personal appearances for a tennis betting company.

D.1.d No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, contrive or attempt to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any Event. ALSO READ: ATP Stockholm: Elias Ymer tops Marterer. Main draw berth for Ernests Gulbis

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