Starlizard launches new online integrity alert system
| By Robert Fletcher
Starlizard Integrity Services (SIS) the specialist integrity arm of sports betting consultancy Starlizard, has launched a new online integrity alert system for sports governing bodies and enforcement agencies.
Available free of charge, Komodo will flag suspicious matches to relevant organisations around the world and provide them with an analysis of betting market activity and on-field performances.
SIS said that the reports produced by Komodo can be used to assist with anti-match fixing investigations and also provide evidential value in legal proceedings, with SIS evidence having already been recognised by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Komodo will initially cover football, with cricket and other sports to follow soon.
“We believe the future success of anti-match fixing efforts depends on more and better information being made freely available to integrity officers and investigators by true experts in this field,” SIS head, Affy Sheikh, said.
“Komodo is an innovative tool that does just that. It is the result of significant investment in time and development costs on the part of Starlizard and we are delighted to be able to offer it free of charge to sports bodies and law enforcement agencies around the world.”
Starlizard chief executive, Steve Edery, added: “Starlizard is committed to supporting sports governing bodies and enforcement agencies around the globe in their efforts to combat match-fixing.
“Having provided integrity services to sports since 2010, we established Starlizard Integrity Services in 2017 as a dedicated division of the company, focusing entirely on integrity matters and working closely with sports integrity stakeholders to provide them with valuable insights and intelligence into market activity and behaviour. Komodo represents our latest contribution to this global collaboration against corruption in sport.”
In March 2022, SIS signed a match-fixing agreement with the Moldovan Football Federation after previously collaborating on an investigation into a possible instance of match manipulation.