The company will provide anti-corruption monitoring services during the next season of the Indian Premier League.
India.- The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed an agreement with sports data security provider Sportradar Integrity Services, to support its Anti-Corruption Unit in monitoring and safeguarding the integrity of matches in the 2020 IPL season.
Sportradar will monitor all matches from the 13th IPL season, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates, to detect betting irregularities.
In a press release, the company said it will also provide risk assessment services through intelligence and data-driven insights.
Sportradar Integrity Services’ managing director Andreas Krannich said: “It is an honour to partner with the BCCI for the 2020 IPL season. As the global leader in sporting integrity, we hope to provide our expertise and help protect the tournament against integrity related issues.”
Sportradar works with mayor leagues and sports federations around the world, such as FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), the Indian Super League and the Pro Kabaddi League. It has also provided betting monitoring services for cricket leagues such as the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Cricket Australia (CA).
Mona Motwani, integrity services consultant at Sportradar, told ANI News Agency that “in a multi-team tournament like the IPL, especially where there are more teams and players in play, there is definitely more variables to contend with, which leads to a heightened risk level certainly.”
This is something the company resolves through remote monitoring in real time to track a number of games in different locations.