French­man Lesti­enne sus­pended for be ing on matches

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

FRENCH ten­nis player Con­stant Lesti­enne has been sus­pended for seven months and fined US$10,000 for gam­bling on ten­nis, the Ten­nis In­tegrity Unit an­nounced yes­ter­day.

The 24-year-old – presently at a ca­reer-high rank­ing of 164 – placed bets on 220 ten­nis matches, none in­volv­ing him, in a three-year pe­riod from Fe­bru­ary 2012 to June 2015.

The TIU soft­ened the blow by sus­pend­ing half his pe­riod of the ban – so long as he com­mits no other of­fences – and of­fered him the olive branch of con­sid­er­ing half the fine paid if he co­op­er­ates with them.

“A TIU in­ves­ti­ga­tion se­cured ev­i­dence to con­firm that be­tween Fe­bru­ary 2012 and June 2015, he [Lesti­enne] placed bets on 220 ten­nis matches through on­line ac­counts with Betclic and Pari Mu­tel Ubain,” read the TIU state­ment.

“The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was sup­ported by in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the Au­torité de Reg­u­la­tion des Jeux en Ligne [ARJEL], the French on­line gam­bling reg­u­la­tor.

“None of the bets placed in­volved matches in which Mr Lesti­enne was play­ing.

“The sus­pen­sion ap­plies with im­me­di­ate ef­fect and means the player is not al­lowed to com­pete in, or at­tend, any tour­na­ment or event or­gan­ised or sanc­tioned by the gov­ern­ing bod­ies of the sport.”

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