Egyptian tennis player Karim Hossam has been given a lifetime ban after he was found guilty of several match-fixing offences.
24-year-old Hossam was ranked 1,136 before his ban was confirmed on Tuesday
He was convicted of 16 corruption charges, ranging from betting, failing to report corrupt approaches, match-fixing to providing “inside information”, committed during a four-year period (2013 to 2017).
Hossam, who reached a career-high ranking of 337 in September 2013, was initially given a provisional suspension in June before his lifetime ban verdict which will now begin with immediate effect.
The ban means that he cannot attend or compete in any authorised events organised by tennis’ governing bodies.