The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services – the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions and sports data products – to support its Anti-Corruption Unit in monitoring and safeguarding the integrity of matches in the 2020 IPL season.
As part of the agreement, all matches from the 2020 IPL – to be held in the United Arab Emirates – will be monitored by Sportradar to detect betting irregularities. Sportradar will also provide a risk assessment to the BCCI driven by intelligence and data-driven insights, and furthermore the BCCI will be able to call upon Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services during the term of the partnership, if required.
Sportradar is currently working with some of the world’s biggest leagues and federations, including FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). In India, it has worked with the likes of the Indian Super League and the Pro Kabaddi League.
Sportradar Integrity Services’ Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “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. We know that the BCCI takes integrity seriously, and we look forward to working alongside them throughout the tournament and providing our support to their integrity programme.”