JOHANNESBURG: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on the sport’s governing body to investigate the allegations of widespread match-fixing that in tennis.
Earlier, some secret files exposing widespread match-fixing in Tennis rocked the Australian Open as about eight players, who were found suspicious in the past, are in the main draw of the 2016 tournament.
Expressing his disappointment over the issue, Cameron said that it was a serious concern that another sport is facing such allegations, and therefore, wants to see such issue being investigated by the independent authorities,Sport24 reported.
According to reports, the BBC and Buzzfeed received a cache of documents dating back to 2007 from an anonymous group, alleging widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis.
The BBC said that a total of 16 players from the top 50 have been repeatedly flagged to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over suspicions that they have thrown matches, adding that eight of them are still due to play in the Australian Open.
Meanwhile, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) rejected claims that the evidence of match-fixing was intentionally suppressed or not being investigated thoroughly.
They insisted that the reports submitted by the two organisations were about 10 years ago and added that they would investigate any further update on the issue.