Badminton Europe, the continental governing organisation for the sport, has inked an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services to use its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) to monitor fixtures.
Sportradar will provide bet monitoring and reporting for badminton events spanning the BEC Championships, BEC International Challenge, BEC International Series, and BEC Future Series using the ‘advanced and proven’ UFDS, which was launched in February of this year.
All matches will be analysed for irregularities by Sportradar Integrity Services’ global team of integrity professionals, and any suspect matches will be reported to Badminton Europe.
Over the course of its 15 years providing bet monitoring and integrity services, the company has spotted over 6,000 questionable matches, with over 600 of them occurring in 2020 alone.
Integrity of European Badminton competitions
Sportradar Integrity Services’ Managing Director, Andreas Krannich, said: “We are thrilled to sign this agreement with Badminton Europe to help support the integrity of European Badminton competitions.
“At Sportradar we have witnessed growing evidence of global match-fixing in recent years across a range of sports, and it is vital, now more than ever, that strong integrity measures are put in position.
“Sportradar Integrity Services have a proven track record in this field, and the UFDS services provided through this agreement will offer significant assistance to Badminton Europe as they look to identify and mitigate all forms of betting related integrity risk.”
Other integrity clients
Sportradar’s vast portfolio of integrity clients now includes Badminton Europe, as well as the Austrian Football Federation (FB), the Netherlands Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF), and the Swedish Football Association (SvFF).
Badminton Europe’s General Secretary, Brian Agerbak said: “This agreement demonstrates Badminton Europe’s commitment to tackling the threat of match-fixing.
“By bringing the expertise of Sportradar Integrity Services on board to monitor our competitions through their UFDS platform, we now have valuable insight into the betting markets offered and activity occurring on our tournaments at a global level, and our tournaments are boosted by having these protections.”