The European Handball Federation has extended its partnership with Sportradar, providing additional services designed to safeguard the integrity of competitions.
The EHF and Sportradar, a supplier of sports and betting-related data, have extended and supplemented a deal that began life in June 2017 and which already sees the company provide a range of data, streaming, marketing and digital services across European Cup club competitions.
In this new development amid a multi-year agreement, Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will be employed to safeguard a range of competitions – including the VELUX EHF Champions League, Women’s EHF Champions League and EHF EURO events – from potential threats through the use of its monitoring tools.
The EHF will also be able to call on the firm’s Intelligence and Investigation services, which utilise a team of dedicated intelligence experts to help investigate any organisations or individuals who may be targeting European competitions.
Sportradar’s monitoring tools have been implemented since the start of the year. The Men’s EHF EURO 2018 in Croatia last month was the first major international EHF event to be monitored.
The company also provided further information on its services during the EHF EURO, with a seminar for delegates and referees held during the event’s final weekend.
EHF secretary general Martin Hausleitner said: “The EHF is committed to protecting the integrity of its flagship club and national team competitions. This further extension to our cooperation with Sportradar brings us in line with many other leading sports organisations and will provide us with the tools and support to be able to maintain European handball’s reputation worldwide.”
Sportradar’s managing director of integrity services Andreas Krannich added: “We are very pleased to be able to provide our integrity services to the EHF as we forge an ever-stronger bond with this forward-thinking federation. Our expert team has been monitoring matches from the start of the year, using our unique and world-class intelligence and detection systems to flag any attempts to manipulate or corrupt this incredible sport.”