Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bulgaria’s General Directorate of National Police to protect and preserve the country’s sporting integrity.
Sportradar Integrity Services also has formal working relationships with police and law enforcement departments from all over Europe, including Europol, the Austrian and French Federal Police, and Spain’s Guardia Civil, to name a few.
Tackling fraud investigations
The two organisations will share information, data, and research related to integrity issues, as well as work together to develop best practises for tackling fraud investigations, match-fixing, and anti-corruption in sports and betting.
Sportradar and Bulgaria’s National Police will now begin to look for other joint ventures on which they will cooperate and support one another.
Maintaining the integrity of global sport
Sportradar’s Managing Director Integrity Services, Andreas Krannich, said: “Maintaining the integrity of global sport is our number one priority, and partnerships like this one will help us reduce the threat of betting related corruption.
“Our objective is to establish effective communication channels with the General Directorate National Police in order to swiftly identify and resolve integrity issues facing sport in Bulgaria.”
Director of the General Directorate National Police, Chief Commissioner Nikolay Hadzhiev, also expressed his thoughts on the relationship.
He said: “The Memorandum of Understanding between the General Directorate National Police and Sportradar will contribute to the improvement of cooperation in the field of protection and safeguarding of integrity in sport and sports betting. Bulgarian sport is in a safer position as a result of this cooperation.”