Sports data provider Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to help safeguard the country’s sports from betting-related corruption.
The agreement, signed by AFP deputy commissioner Graham Ashton and Sportradar’s managing director of strategy and integrity Andreas Krannich, formalises and strengthens processes for sharing information to help prevent organised criminal groups from infiltrating Australian sport.
“The partnership underlines efforts to ensure the integrity of Australian sport from organised crime,” Krannich said. “This agreement will be of major benefit to both the AFP and Sportradar and will assist in the sharing of information between the two organisations.
“The MoU not only helps both organisations gather and share relevant information, but leads to increasing the public confidence in sport.”
Sportradar said the agreement builds on its existing support of European law enforcement, following the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, which seeks to remove barriers to information sharing on match-fixing and related issues.
Sportradar already supplies its Fraud Detection System to the Australian Rugby Union and Football Federation Australia.