Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Match Fixing in Tennis inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

One-off evidence session held on Wednesday 24 February 2016.

Scope of the inquiry

In January 2016, the BBC and BuzzFeed News published a report titled 'The Tennis Racket', alleging that sport’s governing bodies have been warned repeatedly about a core group of 16 players – all of whom rank in the top 50 – but none has faced any sanctions and more than half of them played at the Australian Open held in January 2016.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have also been criticised as having been told by Betfair and other bookmakers of the threat of gambling corruption in tennis over a period of several years before the situation was brought to light at the Orange Prokom tournament in Sopot, Poland.

The Committee explores how the governing bodies of tennis address match-fixing, and any weaknesses in the governance of the game, nationally and internationally.

Terms of reference: Match Fixing in Tennis

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