The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar which will see it utilize the organisation’s vital monitoring, intelligence and prevention solutions to help safeguard the sport against match fixing.
The partnership will see hundreds of matches each year covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), a unique service that credibly and effectively identifies betting-related manipulation in sport.
Matches include those across all of the ITTF’s major events, including the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships, Men’s & Women’s World Cup and the ITTF World Tour.
The deal will also allow the ITTF to call on Sportradar’s bespoke Fraud Intelligence Unit (FIU), where cutting edge tools and processes are used by experts to develop a picture of those who may be looking to enable, organize and finance any integrity attacks on the popular global sport.
ITTF President, Mr Thomas Weikert said, “We are very pleased to be signing a partnership with Sportradar, as the world’s leading supplier of solutions to help prevent the threat of match-fixing and other integrity concerns around table tennis. Protecting the sport from such activity is crucial in maintaining table tennis’ position as an exhilarating spectacle and professional sport. We are looking forward to working with Sportradar to keep our sport clean, which is one of the aspects that we pride ourselves on.
Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich, said, “Table tennis is a truly global sport, enjoyed in every corner of the globe and fan favourite at every Olympic Games. The ITTF have today sent a clear message to their stakeholders and fans: comprehensive and credible protection is now in place to keep the game you love honest. There will be no compromise in this regard. We are humbled by their trust and commitment.”