Youssef Hossam Receives Life Time Ban From TIU

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has reported that following his conviction on several match-fixing and related corruption charges, Youssef Hossam has been released with a lifetime ban from professional tennis.

After a judicial hearing in London in March, Hassam was sent with the lifetime penalty.

The TIU found that Hassam had conspired with other parties between 2015 and 2019 to carry out an comprehensive betting-related corruption scheme at the lower professional tennis rates.

Twenty-one violations of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program were found during the inquiry, including eight cases of match-fixing, six cases of gambling facilitation, three failures in disclosing approaches to corruption, two cases in which other players were told not to make best efforts and two failures in cooperating with the TIU inquiry.

Since May 2019 Hassam has been suspended from all professional tennis due to allegations about his participation in corruption.

Brazilian tennis player Joao Olavo Soares de Souza received a lifetime ban earlier this year after being convicted of several match-fixing crimes as well as a variety of similar corruption offences.

In addition to the lifetime ban, after committing numerous Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP) violations, Souza was also slapped with a $200,000 fine.