Nastase ten­nis bans re­duced

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Sport -

Lon­don – Ilie Nastase had two ten­nis bans re­duced by eight months and his fine dou­bled to $20,000 on Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing his ap­peal of In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion sanc­tions for foul-mouthed com­ments and mis­con­duct as the Romanian Fed Cup cap­tain.

The ITF sus­pended the 71-year-old Nastase from Fed Cup and Davis Cup events and from work­ing in an of­fi­cial ca­pac­ity in the sport af­ter his out­bursts in April. On Wed­nes­day, the in­de­pen­dent tri­bunal found Nastase in breach of four ar­ti­cles of the ITF’S wel­fare pol­icy.

The tri­bunal ruled Nastase can at­tend ITF com­pe­ti­tions, such as Fed Cup and Davis Cup, start­ing on April 24. The ban doesn’t ap­ply to Grand Slam, ATP or WTA tour­na­ments, which are not un­der the ITF’S ju­ris­dic­tion. –

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