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Badminton World Federation scores integrity deal with Stats Perform

| By Robert Fletcher
The Badminton World Federation (BWF), the sport’s global governing body, has entered into a long-term integrity services deal with Stats Perform.
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Under the new agreement, Stats Perform will provide the BWF Integrity Unit with a range of advanced integrity services to help protect badminton from manipulation.

The deal will strengthen the BWF’s capabilities to investigate suspicious betting activity on badminton matches, with the organisation able to gather intelligence on specific matches and competitions that may be connected to suspicious betting activity.

The BWF Integrity Unit will have access to a suite of tools, while the partnership will also include integrity education, intelligence analysis support and Stats Perform’s performance integrity analysis service.

“Having Stats Perform on board will strengthen our commitment to protecting the integrity of the sport from betting-related corruption,” BWF secretary-general Thomas Lund said. 

“We now have top industry standard resources at our disposal to monitor suspicious betting activity taking place at HSBC BWF World Tour tournaments and BWF major championships.”

Stats Perform’s global head of integrity services Jake Marsh added: “We are delighted to add BWF to our stable of clients and deliver a progressive approach to integrity risk management that will see us working closely with the international governing body’s own integrity unit to protect the sport from match manipulation and related threats.”

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