Australian former tennis player charged with match-fixing
Isaac Frost, who did not enter a plea, was granted bail and will return to court on June 26 when he will also face charges of supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.tennis Updated: Jun 17, 2017 08:52 IST
A former Australian tennis professional appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday facing 11 criminal charges, including one of match-fixing at a tournament in Victoria state.
Isaac Frost, who did not enter a plea, was granted bail and will return to court on June 26 when he will also face charges of supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.
The court was told on Wednesday that a match Frost had played in Victoria had attracted “a number of suspicious bets.”
The 28-year-old Frost’s highest world ranking was 651st.
The charges came after a continuing investigation into a Challenger tournament in Traralgon, Victoria, where 2016 Australian Open junior boys champion Oliver Anderson, 19, was also charged with match-fixing.
In May, Anderson avoided conviction after pleading guilty to the match-fixing offense. He remains under suspension by the International Tennis Federation.
First Published: Jun 14, 2017 20:03 IST