A call for for global sports data standards has come from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA).
Said Khalid Ali, CEO: “Upholding the reliability and credibility of sporting event data is of paramount importance for my members and the challenges posed by the pandemic have further highlighted the necessity for robust data chains.
"There is a clear benefit for everyone involved in the data supply chain in ensuring that such data is a product of high levels of accuracy and transparency.”
He further commented: “IBIA and its members have been considering this issue internally for some time and would like to go a step further and have a proper industry-wide debate.
"To that end, IBIA is asking all stakeholders, notably data providers, to proactively engage with the association and its members to develop and implement agreed best practice standards around the sale, collation and distribution of sports data for betting.”