Ukrainian player, Helen Ploskina, was banned for life from professional tennis after she was involved in match-fixing activities. Besides the lifetime interdiction, the 22-year-old was fined with 20.000 dollars by the Tennis Integrity Unit, the institution which also conducted the investigation.
Ploskina was accused of introducing “another player to a corrupter, who offered that individual payment in return for agreeing to fix the outcome of matches”. And that is not all. “She was found guilty of two further offences of failing to report knowledge of corrupt activity and failing to co-operate with a TIU investigation”.
, TIU stated. Her blameworthy actions took place in October 2016. According to the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, Pliskova broke the following sections:
- “No Covered Person shall, directly or indirectly, solicit or facilitate any Player to not use his or her best efforts in any Event”.
- “In the event any Player knows or suspects that any other Covered Person or other individual has committed a Corruption Offense, it shall be the Player's obligation to report such knowledge or suspicion to the TIU as soon as possible”.
- “For the avoidance of doubt, (i) a failure of the Reporting Obligation by any Covered Person; and/or (ii) a failure of the duty to cooperate under Section F.2 shall constitute a Corruption Offense for all purposes of the Program”.