The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to be contested in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) worked overtime to organise the league this year outside of India. The cricket board ahead of the T20 league this year has once again taken yet another significant decision.
The BCCI has associated with Sportradar to identify all the ‘betting irregularities’ throughout the complete IPL 2020. Sportradar is a well known multinational corporation that analyses and collect sports data. All the matches of the IPL this year will be closely monitored by the corporation and will implement risk assessments to BCCI by proffering insights concerning all the betting violations.
Sportradar To Monitor ‘Betting Irregularities’ During IPL 2020
“As part of the agreement, all matches in IPL 2020 will be monitored by Sportradar’s Integrity Services to detect betting irregularities”.
“Sportradar will also provide a risk assessment to the BCCI driven by intelligence and data-driven insights, and furthermore the BCCI will be able to call upon Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation Services during the term of the partnership if required”, said a press release.
“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”, Sportradar MD Andreas Krannich asserted.
Meanwhile, the BCCI team led by president Sourav Ganguly is currently in UAE and supervising all the preparation for the upcoming IPL season. This year for the very first time due to the coronavirus scare all matches will be contested in a bio-secure bubble to protect all the players.
All IPL matches this year will be played across 3 venues in the UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. Furthermore, defending champions Mumbai Indians will clash against the Chennai Super Kings in a repeat clash of the last year final in the season opener at Abu Dhabi.