Sportradar extends partnership with International Table Tennis Federation

By Gambling Insider

Sportradar Integrity Services and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) have extended their integrity partnership to the end of 2023.

The two first collaborated in 2017 and now the multi-year renewal means they will enhance their integrity relationship.

As part of the agreement, events organised or sanctioned by the ITTF will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, a monitoring system that has been verified by recognised experts.

Through the system, a global team of integrity experts analyse irregular betting patterns, and any suspicious matches are reported to partners. This aims to expose any worldwide match-fixing that occurs.

Last year, Sportradar detected over 500 suspicious matches across global sport and has managed to compile more than 5,500 similar reports in the last 15 years.

In addition, the ITTF will also gain access to Sportradar Intelligence & Investigation Services; this will allow the federation to identify and investigate any integrity threats and issues.

ITTF Secretary-General, Raul Calin said: "Protecting the integrity of our events is of the utmost importance, and our partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services helps to strengthen our integrity programme.

"By utilising their extensive experience in the field of sports integrity, we believe that we are in a very good position to identify integrity issues in our competitions, and address any emerging risk factors threatening our sport."

Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, Andreas Krannich, added: “In our position as a leader in sporting integrity, it is our top priority to provide our partners with an effective framework to combat match-fixing and other integrity issues, especially when considering the increased risk to global sport as a result of the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We look forward to continuing to support the ITTF’s integrity programme, and helping to uphold the integrity of global Table Tennis competitions.”

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