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Sportradar extends integrity deal with International Table Tennis Federation

| By Robert Fletcher
The Sportradar Integrity Services division of Sportradar has extended its partnership with the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) until the end of 2023.

Under the multi-year agreement, Sportradar will continue to use its Fraud Detection System to monitor all contests organised or sanctioned by ITTF, including the World Table Tennis Championships and World Table Tennis (WTT) events.

A team of qualified integrity experts will analyse irregular betting patterns and suspicious matches, with any incidences to be reported back to the ITTF.

The ITTF will also be able to use Sportradar Intelligence and Investigation Services  to help identify and investigate integrity threats and issues, while Sportradar will provide a risk assessment of the global betting and integrity landscape within table tennis.

Sportradar has been providing integrity services to the ITTF since December 2017.

“Protecting the integrity of our events is of the utmost importance, and our partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services helps to strengthen our integrity programme,” ITTF secretary general Raul Calin said.

“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.”

Sportradar Integrity Services managing director Andreas Krannich added: “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.”

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