Bulgaria’s Basketball to be monitored by Sportradar

Today in Sofia, the Bulgarian Basketball Federation announced its partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services.

Under the terms of the partnership, Sportradar’s award-winning Fraud Detection System will monitor all the regular season and play-off matches for the 2016/17 Men’s National Basketball League, as well as the matches of the Women’s 2016/17 Championship. Altogether, the FDS will monitor pre-match and live betting across over 450 betting operators for over 240 matches this season.

Bulgarian Basketball Federation President Georgi Glushkov emphasized: “Our partnership with Sportradar means that we are sending a clear message. That message is: ‘Bulgarian basketball values the fair play and wants to develop according to the sport’s principles “We want matchfixers to fear us. We want them to understand that Bulgaria is dedicated to clean basketball where the talent and abilities of the players and coaches win in a fair game.”

Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “It was two years ago that we developed and launched the first version of basketball’s Fraud Detection System, completely attuned to the realities of this unique sport and its global betting markets. We have worked with a range of basketball’s federations, from the international, through to the national. We appreciate this vote of confidence from the Bulgarian Federation and the brave way they protect the integrity of both their men’s and women’s competition. We will work with them over the coming months to safeguard this exciting sport”.

For more information about the Bulgarian Basketball Federation, please visit: www.basketball.bg

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