The Tennis Association headed by Ismail El Shafei issued a statement commenting on the decision of the Integrity Unit of the International Tennis Federation to suspend the Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam for life, and this decision will be presented to the next meeting in the Board of Directors, in order to take the necessary measures and implement the instructions and directives binding from the Tennis Integrity Unit.
The text of the Tennis Federation statement came as follows: “Yesterday was issued by the Tennis Integrity Unit, (an independent international unit activated by the International Tennis Federation and the two professional players and players organizations and the four Grand Slam tournaments), a decision to prevent the player Yusef Hussam for life from participating, competing or attending any tournaments It is organized by the official bodies of the game The International Federation, the African Union, the Arab Federation and the local union, where he was condemned by the Tennis Integration Unit for tampering with the results of the matches and related corruption charges for the period from 2015 to 2019, knowing that he was suspended temporarily during the year 2019 and that to To investigate him on the charges attributed to him. “
He continued: “As the player may Youssef Hossam Applying against the decision issued by the Tennis Integrity Unit to the International Sports Court CASAnd, this topic will be presented to the next board of directors to take the necessary measures to implement the instructions and directives binding to the Tennis Integrity Unit. “
The INTF Integrity Committee decided to suspend the currently ranked 810 player, Youssef Hossam, for life due to match-fixing, and the INTF Integrity Committee sent a letter to the Egyptian Federation headed by Ismail El Shafei stating that the player would be suspended for life.