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Sports data and content provider Sportradar has been selected by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) to monitor and safeguard the integrity of the country’s professional basketball league.

The multi-year exclusive agreement will see Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) deployed to monitor all CBA league games.

The partnership will also see Sportradar’s Intelligence & Investigation Services support the CBA's integrity programme, adding an extra layer of security to matches in the CBA League.

“Safeguarding the integrity of Chinese Basketball is one of our highest priorities, and in looking to achieve this, Sportradar were a clear and obvious choice as our partner,” said CBA League chief executive David Wang. “Their track record in global sports integrity is unrivalled, and from our first interactions it was clear that they shared our vision of promoting the importance of integrity in a positive way.

“By adding their bet monitoring, education and intelligence services to our integrity operation, we are confident that CBA League games will continue to be played with the highest ethical standards."

Sportradar will also provide the league’s clubs, referees and commissioners with education and prevention workshops.

“We are honoured to be working alongside the CBA League,” said Sportradar Integrity Services managing director Andreas Krannich. “As the global leader in sporting integrity, we make it our top priority to establish strong working relationships, and support out partners’ efforts to protect against integrity threats.

“Our team will focus on safeguarding the CBA League with positive messaging through educational measures, and will be driven by our market leading FDS solution on game days, with the added element of intelligence oversight in the background. We look forward to working closely with the CBA League in the years to come and being part of their exciting journey."

Sportradar also works with other basketball leagues across the world and in Asia, including the National Basketball Association (NBA), Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the Japan B-League.