FFT offices raided

PARIS: The French Tennis Federation’s offices and the home of its president Jean Gachassin were raided on Tuesday in an investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement, sources said. The raid was linked to the alleged illegal sale of tickets for the French Open and the “conditions of awarding of the contract for the extension of the Roland Garros stadium”, France’s financial prosecution service said. A travel agency in Tarbes, southern France, was also searched. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) confirmed that its offices had been raided and said that it was fully cooperating with authorities. The Federation’s lawyer Eric Andrieu told AFP: “The Federation has done important work over the past 10 years to limit trafficking of tickets and the black market.”