Euroleague Basketball announced today the signing of a comprehensive agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services – a global supplier of sports integrity solutions – to protect its competitions over the next two years.
Working in collaboration with Sportradar Integrity Services, a range of integrity measures will be deployed to help ensure first-class, multi-faceted integrity protections are in place for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, the BKT EuroCup, as well as the sport's premier under-18 competition, the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament.
Sports technology company Sportradar will draw upon their considerable 18-year experience and expertise to assess and monitor betting patterns on matches from Euroleague Basketball's three premier competitions using its AI-powered Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), to help detect any potential integrity issues. Sportradar will also be providing anti-match-fixing educational support to all relevant stakeholders through their Education & Prevention solutions to maximise the chance of preventing and deterring match manipulations, using unique in-person workshops supported by a tailored and targeted online education platform. Finally, Euroleague Basketball can call on the support of Sportradar Intelligence & Investigation Services as required.
Ibrahim Erkan, Euroleague Basketball's Sports Director, said: "Euroleague Basketball is fully committed to guarantee that all games are disputed under an unquestionable Fair Play environment, practicing a zero-tolerance policy for any inadequate behaviour. Sportradar Integrity Services' vast knowledge in the field of sports integrity is an invaluable control tool to reinforce the monitoring protocol deployed in our competitions to guarantee that they fulfil the most strict moral and ethical principles and values such as honesty, honour, dependability, and trustworthiness."
Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services EVP, said: "It is a privilege to partner with Euroleague Basketball, the governing body of Europe's two premier men's basketball competitions. At Sportradar we have witnessed growing integrity issues across global basketball in recent years, so it is vitally important that such a significant player in global basketball has acted by opting to utilise our robust and varied integrity solutions. We look forward to supporting Euroleague Basketball's integrity programme for the next two years."