After announcing the complete launch of its ‘performance integrity analysis’ service, Stats Perform will help its global partners to fight match-fixing and safeguard the integrity of sports.
The new integrity service from Stats Perform will allow sports and match officials to analyse and evaluate ‘events in the field of play’ by combining their corporate disciplines of performance data collection, video capture and sports analysis.
‘New dimension of insights’
Marked as a big advance for the integrity of sports, Stats Perform noted that its performance review service would provide sporting inquiries with a ‘new dimension of insights.’
Opta performance data
In a detailed statement Stats Perform said: “Underpinned by a robust process and methodology, Stats Perform Integrity utilises the deepest and highest quality Opta performance data along with a suite of bespoke in-house analytical tools to provide a deeper view of what has unfolded on the pitch and how this relates to the overall integrity of any given match.”
As reported by The Guardian, the latest Stats Perform service has already been implemented in many major investigations, including the ‘Working Group on Sports Integrity’ of the Council of Europe, which highlighted the methodologies and study of Stats Perform as an important tool in detecting match manipulations.
Jake Marsh, Stats Perform’s Global Head of Integrity, commented: “As with every element of sport integrity, success is built on a unified combination of measures across prevention, detection and investigation.
Fight against match-fixing
“Sport governing bodies have been calling for professional performance analysis to support the fight against match-fixing and we have answered that call. This is an additional tool and deterrent in the fight against sporting corruption, and a new front in maintaining the integrity of sport.”
Stats Perform highlighted the positive reviews from partner organisations that have launched their new service, enabling them to secure a deeper level of analysis and trust while judging manipulations and initiating cases of integrity.
Of note, in terms of study of the in-play dynamics attached to questionable athlete/team results, federations and sports bodies have gained new insights. Sporting organisations may also judge if a match-or-game has been manipulated by a predetermined outcome.
Most trusted and accurate database
Chief Rights Officer at Stats Perform, Alex Rice, added: “Opta data is the most trusted, accurate and largest performance database in the industry.
“We’ve been using it in the media and elite team performance space for years but by switching the perspective, we’re able to help answer questions about the integrity of a match using a professional approach and methodology.”
In addition to Stats Perform’s full suite of integrity provisions, including education, betting markets monitoring and intelligence, and inquiries, performance integrity research has been made available, both of which remain key functions in the fight against corruption in sport.