Italian Tennis Players Face Corruption Accusations

While Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace have refused to comment on accusations against them, Italian media has access to a suspicious internet conversation which points at match-fixing.

updated: October 16, 2014 12:52 IST
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Rome: Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed on Wednesday in Italian media.

The conversations are part of the extensive data that judicial investigators in Cremona have been sorting through in a match-fixing inquiry into soccer.

In a July 2007 conversation on Skype between Bracciali and an accountant who was arrested in 2011, Bracciali discusses arranging a match in Newport, Rhode Island, against American player Scoville Jenkins. (Also read: Danish badminton players approached to fix matches)

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