Egyptian tennis player Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Jane Mulcahy QC.
The suspension originally came into effect on 9 May 2019 and has since been subject to a series of further submissions on behalf of the player. Having fully considered these applications, AHO Mulcahy has now reconfirmed that the conditions for granting a provisional suspension have been met and that it will remain in place.
The effect of this decision is that Mr Hossam continues to be ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organised or recognised by the governing bodies of the sport.
The suspension relates to an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program.
The 21-year old is currently ranked 410 in ATP singles and 78 in ITF World Tennis singles.
The Tennis Integrity Unit is an initiative of the Grand Slam Board, the International Tennis Federation, the ATP and the WTA, who are jointly committed to a zero tolerance approach to corruption in tennis.