Sports and betting-related data company Sportradar has signed an agreement with the Thai Premier League to monitor the football tournament for suspicious betting activities.
The deal will enable Sportradar to deploy its Fraud Detection System for all 380 games during the 2014 season.
Sportradar already has similar agreements in the region with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Football Federation Australia.
“Thailand has been recognised by the AFC as a Tier One League, commercially and professionally speaking,” Sportradar’s managing director of strategy and integrity, Andreas Krannich, said.
“It is encouraging that with this maturity comes recognition of the importance of integrity. The Toyota Thai Premier League is taking the front foot to ensure that its competition can be trusted and enjoyed by fans.”
The league’s president, Ong-Arj Kosinkar, added: “The integrity of the Toyota Thai Premier League and its matches is paramount. We will not compromise on this.
“As we grow the popularity of this competition, it is important that we remain vigilant to dangers. This is why we immediately looked to Sportradar.
“Their Fraud Detection System is trusted by federations, leagues and sports around the world and their support and expertise will bolster our defences. Sportradar will give us the inside track and that is invaluable as our league goes from strength to strength.”
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