Egypt's Karim Hossam banned from tennis for life for multiple match-fixing offences

Karim Hossam
Hossam was ranked 1,136 in men's singles prior to his lifetime ban

Egypt's Karim Hossam has been banned from tennis for life and fined $15,000 (£11,391) after being convicted of multiple match-fixing offences.

The 24-year-old was found guilty of 16 corruption charges, including match-fixing, betting, providing "inside information" and failing to report corrupt approaches.

The offences were committed at tournaments between 2013 and 2017.

Hossam reached a career-high ranking of 337 in September 2013.

He was subject to a provisional suspension in June but his lifetime ban will now begin with immediate effect.

It means he cannot compete in or attend any sanctioned events organised by tennis' governing bodies.

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