The governing body of West Bengal football, The Indian Football Association (IFA) has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Sportradar Integrity Services in order to solidify security and monitor the integrity of the football matches.
As part of the deal, The IFA will use Sportradar Integrity Services’ Fraud Detection System (FDS) to abstain any kind of illegal betting activity while monitoring football matches organised by IFA in the Premier Division A of the Calcutta Football League.
Sportradar is also promised to deliver integrity training to the IFA and Its stakeholders helping to regulate best practices for the protection of the integrity of their competitors.
Marking the first state or provincial based football association, the IFA has associated with Sportradar Integrity Services which has already been serving other top international sports federation such as FIFA, the International Cricket Council, the Asian Football Confederation and the Indian Super League,
Speaking about the partnership, Honorary Secretary of IFA, Utpal Ganguly said: “We are proud to take the lead and embark on this partnership with Sportradar, the leading integrity service provider for sports across the world. Through this partnership, we have put out a powerful statement on IFA’s pro-active stance against match-fixing. In addition to the monitoring of IFA competitions through Sportradar’s FDS, Sportradar will also ensure that our stakeholders are well trained to further strengthen our integrity framework.”
Sportradar Integrity Services’ Director of Federation Services in Asia, Biplav Gautam added: “It is an honour to partner with the IFA and work with them to develop and protect ‘the beautiful game’ in an area with such a rich football history. As the global leader in sporting integrity, we make it our top priority to support our partners and help establish an effective framework to help minimize integrity related issues. We commend the IFA for their commitment to upholding the integrity of football within their competitions, and look forward to working closely with IFA and its stakeholders in order to put their competitions in the best position to flourish”.
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