—- Sportradar has signed an agreement with the Thai Premier League Company Limited under which Sportradar will employ its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor betting activity related to the Toyota Thai Premier League 2014 season.
The agreement builds on Sportradar’s existing partnerships in the region with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Football Federation Australia (FFA), and under it Sportradar will scrutinise betting behaviour and patterns for all 380 games of the season, including those games that were completed earlier in the year.
Speaking about the partnership, Sportradar’s Managing Director Strategy and Integrity Andreas Krannich said: “Thailand has been recognised by the AFC as a Tier One League, commercially and professionally speaking. It is encouraging that with this maturity comes a recognition of the importance of integrity.
“The Toyota Thai Premier League is taking the front foot to ensure that its competition can be trusted and enjoyed by fans. We are delighted that they in turn have trusted us to support their commitment and we look forward to working with them this year”.
At the signing ceremony, President of the Toyota Thai Premier League Ong-Arj Kosinkar added: “The integrity of the Toyota Thai Premier League and its matches is paramount. We will not compromise on this. As we grow the popularity of this competition, it is important that we remain vigilant to dangers.
“This is why we immediately looked to Sportradar. Their Fraud Detection System is trusted by federations, leagues and sports around the world and their support and expertise will bolster our defences. Sportradar will give us the inside track and that is invaluable as our league goes from strength to strength”
The Toyota Thai Premier League is Thailand’s elite professional football competition contested by 20 clubs. It is currently ranked as the #1 league in the South East Asia (ASEAN) region based on the AFC’s latest inspection. Seasons run from March to November, with teams playing 38 games each, totalling 380 games per season.
More information can be found on www.thaipremierleague.co.th
** Sportradar Security Services operate the Fraud Detection System (FDS) for several federations, including the AFC and UEFA. This unique system allows the company to monitor betting behaviour and patterns worldwide and to identify suspicious activities.
Those findings prove invaluable for sports federations and law enforcement agencies that are looking to pinpoint match-fixers. The Security Services also include the Fraud Prevention Service (FPS) through which Sportradar offers education tools and services that have been delivered to leagues and clubs around the world.
These have been show to increase awareness of illegal betting and match-fixing among those involved in sport.
More than 500 businesses in over 80 countries rely on Sportradar’s data depth and quality services in their daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in 30 other cities and employs over 700 highly experienced staff worldwide.
More information can be found on www.sportradar.com
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