Sportradar to monitor fraudulent activity in Tamil Nadu Premier League matches – The New Indian Express
Express news service
CHENNAI: In an interesting development aimed at eliminating betting and corruption, the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) has entered into an agreement with Sportradar for the next three seasons to keep the league running smoothly.
The league had been the subject of controversy after the 2019 edition ended when allegations of match-fixing in the tournament surfaced.
While the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) internal investigation committee concluded that there was no basis for the allegations, it was also reported that the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) had found bets worth Rs 225 crore. a game on the international Betfair site. Other T20 leagues across the country have also experienced similar issues.
Although a source insisted that the partnership with Sportradar – the leading provider of sports integrity solutions – had nothing to do with past events, the alliance will certainly help the league avoid such controversies.
Sportradar also provided integrity services to the BCCI for the IPL. Its Fraud Detection System (FDS) will track betting data in real time and examine every game for any suspicious activity.
âWe were in contact with Sportradar for the last 6-7 months. We finalized the deal last week. They will provide us with pre-match, during a match and post-match reports. If they find any discrepancies, they will report it to us. And we, in turn, will pass it on to the BCCI, âthe source said. The new Indian express Monday.
The source said it was important for the league to involve Sportradar in order to have access to intelligence reports on possible corrupt activities.
“There are around 4 to 5 agencies doing this work. We decided to work with Sportradar because it is one of the leading companies. It has been playing a similar role in IPL for 3 to 4 years, if not more.” , explained the source.
“The BCCI gets the intelligence reports for the IPL from these people. They have a memorandum of understanding. We also wanted to get this intelligence information in order to also be in the know and pass the necessary information to the BCCI ACU.” , he added.