Moroccan player Younes Rachidi fixed 135 matches

Moroccan player Younes Rachidi found guilty of fixing a record 135 matches, banned for life

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Moroccan player Younes Rachidi

Moroccan player Younes Rachidi has been found guilty of fixing a record 135 matches by the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA).

The ITIA announced on Thursday that former player Rachidi, 36, has been banned for life and fined fined $34,000.

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Rachidi, who reached a career-high doubles ranking of 473 in the world, was also banned from coaching or attending any tennis event sanctioned by the sport’s governing bodies.

The ITIA said the 135 offences “is the highest number by one individual ever detected”.

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Rachidi was involved in match-fixing with two Algerian players recently banned by the ITIA with the cases uncovered following law enforcement investigations in conjunction with the ITIA in Belgium, said a spokesman for the anti-corruption body.

Rachidi played most of his modest career on the third-tier Futures Tour.

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