The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) announced today that they have signed an agreement with Sportradar, in order to protect the integrity of their country's key football competitions. The agreement means that Sportradar will deploy their Fraud Detection System (FDS) and thus provide PSSI with intelligence about the global betting patterns on the Indonesian Super League and similar competitions held in Indonesia.
Sportradar's FDS recently received an ISO certificate of quality, showing the commitment from Sportradar to create a product that is the top of the line. The system will b monitoring betting behaviours and patterns for the remaining 290 games in the 214 season, while it will take the 1,538 games in the 2015 and 2016 season, with all tournaments and matches under the association.
Managing Director Strategy and Integrity Andreas Krannich, who signed the agreement on behalf of Sportradar said: “Monitoring over 1,800 matches for the Football Association of Indonesia is a responsibility that we take very seriously. The PSSI have not only put their faith in us and our Fraud Detection System, but they have done so for the long term. This is a great honour and we will work tirelessly in partnership with the PSSI to ensure that full and fair competition prevails across Indonesia”.
Joko Driyono, General Secretary of PSSI added: “We understand that approximately US$65million (IDR750,000,000,000) is bet on the ISL alone every season. This is a staggering figure. We cannot afford for even $1 of that to be placed on a manipulated outcome. We at the PSSI are absolutely committed to ensuring that football in Indonesia is exciting for players, attractive for sponsors and broadcasters and exhilarating for fans. Credibility and integrity is key to all of that and that is why we have brought Sportradar on board as our partners. There simply is no better system out there to highlight and explain suspicious betting behaviours around sporting events and we look forward to working closely with them over the next two and half years”.