The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Sportradar Integrity Services have extended their existing alliance, taking the relationship – which covers various global events – to 2023.
As part of the arrangement, which dates back to 2017, events organised or sanctioned by ITTF or its affiliates, including the World Table Tennis Championships and various World Table Tennis (WTT) events, will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS), launched earlier this year.
Last year, Sportradar detected over 500 suspicious matches across global sport, and has reported over 5,500 suspicious matches in the past 15 years, providing valuable insights to its global partners, including the Austrian Football Federation (ÖFB), the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF), and the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).
Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, stated: “We are proud to announce this multi-year extension of our partnership with ITTF.
“In our position as a leader in sporting integrity, it is our top priority to provide our partners with an effective framework to combat match-fixing and other integrity issues, especially when considering the increased risk to global sport as a result of the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We look forward to continuing to support the ITTF’s integrity programme, and helping to uphold the integrity of global Table Tennis competitions.”
ITTF will also be able to utilise Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services, to help identify and investigate integrity threats and issues with the use of their intelligence, investigation and due diligence expertise.
Sportradar will provide a comprehensive risk assessment of the global betting and integrity landscape within table tennis, including the latest trends backed up by expert insights.
“Protecting the integrity of our events is of the utmost importance, and our partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services helps to strengthen our integrity programme,” emphasised ITTF Secretary-General, Raul Calin. “By utilising their extensive experience in the field of sports integrity, we believe that we are in a very good position to identify integrity issues in our competitions, and address any emerging risk factors threatening our sport.”