The Austrian Play Fair Code (PFC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sportradar, the sports integrity solutions company.
PFC was founded by the Austrian Sports Ministry, the Austrian Football Association (AFA) and the Austrian Football League collectively as the Association for Protecting the Integrity in Sports. It includes the most important Austrian sports stakeholders such as the Austrian Federal Sports Organisation, the Olympic Committee, the Ski Federation, the Bookmakers’ Federation, the Austrian Lotteries, the national Ice Hockey and Basketball Leagues together with a range of Austrian betting providers.
Play Fair Code President, Günter Kaltenbrunner said: “We are very pleased to strengthen our relationship with Sportradar. We are both united in our aims and our joint efforts will ensure that we can be more confident in helping to diminish the risks of potential manipulation in sports across Austria.”
The relationship between PFC and Sportradar will increase the ties between the two organisations and will incorporate the exchange of know-how and best-practices with a strong focus in the education and prevention field to reach their common objectives of fighting corruption in sport across Austria and around the world through a range of joint approaches.
Moreover, the cooperation will also ensure mutual coordination and support of their efforts and advocacy before international and European authorities and institutions.
Play Fair Code CEO, Severin Moritzer added: “After nearly five years of a constant and fruitful relationship, we are now happy to take a next important step in this mutually beneficial cooperation.”
Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich, said: “We are very proud to be sharing our expertise with the Play Fair Code. The information we can provide from our monitoring and detection system including our advanced intelligence, investigation, education and consultancy will cover all bases. Combined with PFC’s in-depth expertise in the education field, this approach will see us mutually focus on eliminating potential corruption across sporting codes.”