Indian tennis union eliminated in Australia: Report

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Two men of Indian origin have been accused by Victoria Police in relation to suspected match-fixing in at least two tennis tournaments in Brazil e Egypt in 2018. Rajesh Kumar and Harsimrat Singh, of Point Cook in west Melbourne, they were accused of using information about the corrupt conduct for betting purposes and proceeds from crime, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

They are allegedly members of an international union of tennis match-fixing that is said to be based in India, which has attracted low-level players to launch games while members have bet with bookmakers. The two men were accused of attempting to corruptly win up to $ 320,000 by betting on fixed games. It is also claimed that part of that money was channeled to the tennis players involved via wire transfers. The prosecution comes amid a larger investigation into the union led by the UK-based anti-corruption agency, Tennis Integrity Unit. Victoria Police documents the name of an Indian citizen Ravinder Dandiwal as a central figure in the union. Dandiwal has not been accused by Victoria Police.

According to allegations against Singh and Kumar, they received information that “one or more players … had agreed with Ravinder Dandiwal to manipulate the outcome of the game” or the players had been “recruited [by him] engage in corrupt behavior. ”

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