Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a partnership with the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to deploy its Fraud Detection System (FDS) in order to protect the integrity of the country’s football competitions.
Sportradar will use FDS to provide the PSSI with intelligence about betting on the country’s top football league, the Indonesia Super League, and other football competitions until the end of 2016.
The FDS will be used to monitor betting behaviour and patterns for the remaining 290 matches of the 2014 football season, including both the Super League and the country’s second division, the Divisi Utama Liga Indonesia.
It will then cover the 1,538 matches in each division for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, as well as the Inter-Island Cup.
The PSSI is also in discussions to start using Sportradar’s Fraud Prevention Services to educate those involved in Indonesian football about the dangers associated with match-fixing.
“The PSSI have not only put their faith in us and our Fraud Detection System, but they have done so for the long term,” Krannich explained. “This is a great honour and we will work tirelessly in partnership with the PSSI to ensure that full and fair competition prevails across Indonesia.”
PSSI general secretary Joko Driyono said that with around $65m bet on the Indonesian Super League every season, the organiser could not afford “for even $1 of that to be placed on a manipulated outcome.”
“We at the PSSI are absolutely committed to ensuring that football in Indonesia is exciting for players, attractive for sponsors and broadcasters and exhilarating for fans,” Driyono added. “Credibility and integrity is key to all of that and that is why we have brought Sportradar on board as our partners.”
“There simply is no better system out there to highlight and explain suspicious betting behaviours around sporting events and we look forward to working closely with them over the next two and half years,” Driyono added.