Cricket Australia partners with Sportradar

Cricket Australia has become the latest integrity partner of Sportradar, following last week’s FIFA ban of individuals in the country’s soccer Victorian Premier League for match-fixing.

Under the deal, Sportradar will monitor Cricket Australia’s Ryobi Cup, BUPA Sheffield Shield and KFC Big Bash T20 League domestic competitions for signs of betting-related corruption and fraudulent activity.

Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl said: “It’s critical in today’s world that sports governing bodies confront the threat of betting related match-fixing and have robust preventative, detection and investigation methods in-place. Cricket Australia is doing just that and Sportradar is delighted to be partnering with them to help protect their competitions against the threat posed from match-fixers.”

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland added: “Cricket Australia takes the threat of betting related match-fixing very seriously and this partnership with Sportradar is the latest step taken to help uphold the integrity of cricket in Australia. We look forward to utilising Sportradar’s proven expertise in this field and forging an effective partnership.”