French official banned for life for betting offences

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[November 25, 2014]  PARIS (Reuters) - French tennis official Morgan Lamri has been banned for life due to multiple betting-related offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old, who has been umpire on the challenger and future tour and is listed as an inactive player on the ATP website, was found guilty of betting and "contriving/attempting to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event," the TIU said in a statement.

The ITU was formed in 2008 at the initiative of the International Tennis Federation, the ATP, the WTA and the Grand Slam Board to protect the integrity of the sport.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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