New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has tied up with UK-based company Sportardar to provide services through its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to curb betting and other corrupt activities during the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 13th season of the IPL will be played in an empty stadium and the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), led by Ajit Singh, will face a different challenge as betting fraud has increased during some state-level leagues and it is likely to grow for this lucrative competition.
An IPL source told PTI, “Yes, the BCCI has teamed up with Sportardar for this year’s IPL. They will work closely with the ACU and provide their services. ‘
He said, ‘Sportardar had recently cast doubt on half a dozen matches of the Goa Football League. He has worked with FIFA (World Football Association), UFE (European Football Association) and various leagues around the world. ‘
The BCCI ACU recently uncovered different patterns of betting during state-level T20 leagues, including the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). A large betting company stopped betting because of different bets.
According to SportDar, the Fraud Detection System (FDS) is a specialized service that investigates sports betting. This is possible because FDS has the right system to understand bids made for the purpose of match fixing.