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Koellerer to fight ban for match-fixing

sports Updated: Jun 07, 2011 00:54 IST

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Austria’s Daniel Koellerer, who was banned for life last week for attempting to fix matches, is fighting his suspension from the national tennis scene.

Following the conviction by an international anti-corruption unit on Tuesday, the Austrian tennis federation applied the ban to all national tournaments and competitions.

However, Koellerer’s manager Manfred Nareyka says the national federation was not entitled to do so as the verdict by the international Tennis Integrity Unit has not taken full effect. Koellerer can still appeal that verdict until June 20.

“The case has not been closed yet so (the federation’s decision) is just arbitrariness,” Nareyka said. “There is no legal conviction at the moment.”