Sports data provider Sportradar has extended its partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to supply the sport's governing body with its fraud detection system (FDS).

The extension of the agreement will see Sportradar supply its FDS solution to monitor betting patterns on National Premier League matches for the 2014 season, as well as monitoring the country’s A-League and FFA Cup competitions.

The FDS solution monitors betting patterns and match data to identify suspicious behaviour.

In addition to the partnership, Sportradar has been named the official sports data provider of the National Premier League.

The extension of the partnership further enhances Sportradar’s presence in Australia, where the company already has a deal with the country’s governing body for professional and amateur cricket, Cricket Australia.

The supplier’s chief executive Carsten Koerl said he was “delighted” to extend his company’s cooperation with the FFA, adding that he looked forward to continuing Sportradar’s “excellent” working relationship with the body.

David Gallop, CEO of the FFA, explained that safeguarding the integrity of football in Australia is a vital part of the association’s duties, describing the extension of the Sportradar agreement as “an important extension of [the FFA’s] robust and forward thinking integrity programme.”

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