Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended from professional tennis for the second time following a corruption probe, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday.
"The suspension relates to an investigation by the TIU into alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program," said a statement.
Souza, who reached a career high of 69 in 2006 but is currently languishing at 422 on the ATP rankings, was originally banned on 29 March, but following a successful appeal he was reinstated on 8 April.
"Now, following consideration of additional evidence submitted by the TIU, a provisional suspension has been reimposed," added the statement.
"No more appeals will be accepted and the suspension will remain in place until further direction is issued by independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer Richard McLaren, with effect from 17 April."
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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2019 00:08:52 IST