Switzerland based sports data company Sportradar has entered into an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to monitor betting irregularities in IPL 2020. This will support the Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in monitoring and safeguarding the integrity of matches during IPL 2020.
The delayed edition of IPL, the IPL 2020 is are scheduled to kick-off at the United Arab Emirates from September 19, 2020 with a grand match between the defending Champions Mumbai Indians and the three time champions Chennai Super Kings.
More in IPL: IPL Franchise Teams Who Are IPL Title Winners
The normal period of the Indian Premier League is around March-June, but the Corona Pandemic stopped the world over and IPL was not aloof. The cash-rich league was postponed like any other events and September- November was the new season period.
Fantasy sports giants Dream11 are the title sponsor of the league this season after they signed an INR 222 Crore title sponsorship deal with the BCCI. The deal came as a respite to the league which had to part ways with the 440 crore annual deal with Chinese Phone company Vivo some times back when Vivo backed out due to the growing animosity between the India and the country of origin of the company.
Teams have already reached UAE and an exciting season is just two days away. On September 19, 7:30 pm, the season will start with fans all over engaged via TV or Hotstar. The cash-rich league management has, in past, been criticized for being easy on betting irregularities and a couple teams were banned for two seasons for fixing and other irregularities.
Sportradar, being one of the global companies working on sports integrity solutions and sports data products, might be of help here in supporting the BCCI by putting a curb on betting irregularities in IPL 2020.
More in IPL: IPL 2008 to 2020: Players Who Won Purple Caps
Speaking about the partnership with BCCI on monitoring betting irregularities in IPL 2020, Sportradar Integrity Services’ Managing Director Andreas Krannich said: “It is an honor to partner with the BCCI for the 2020 IPL season. As the global leader in sporting integrity, we hope to provide our expertise and help protect the tournament against integrity related issues. We know that the BCCI takes integrity seriously, and we look forward to working alongside them throughout the tournament and providing our support to their integrity programme.”
With Sportradar onto job to put a stop at betting irregularities in IPL 2020, BCCI can sit tight as they have a respite on one more controversial aspect of this sporting event.
Hello Friends, join our Telegram Channel via this link:— SportsCrunch (@SportsCrunch) July 15, 2020
Cricket, Football, Tennis and every popular sports news, views, opinions and updates at your finger tips.https://t.co/0dzACSB5V8