The Austrian Play Fair Code (PFC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sportradar, designed to bring a multitude of benefits to its many stakeholders.
Amongst those are the exchange on knowledge and best practices focussed towards education and prevention, which is to aid the strategic objective of fighting corruption across all forms of sport, both within Austria and on a worldwide basis.
Also through the strengthening of ties between the two, a “mutual coordination and support” of efforts and advocacy before international and European authorities and institutions is to be achieved.
Andreas Krannich, Sportradar’s Managing Director of Integrity Services, explained: “We are very proud to be sharing our expertise with the Play Fair Code. The information we can provide from our monitoring and detection system including our advanced intelligence, investigation, education and consultancy will cover all bases.
“Combined with PFC’s in-depth expertise in the education field, this approach will see us mutually focus on eliminating potential corruption across sporting codes.”
Operating on a day-to-day basis under its PFC moniker, the firm was founded by the Austrian Sports Ministry, Austrian Football Association (AFA) and Austrian Football League, under the collective name Association for Protecting the Integrity in Sports.
A number of Austrian sporting stakeholders are encapsulated, such as the Austrian Federal Sports Organisation, the Austrian Olympic Committee, the Austrian Ski Federation, the Bookmakers’ Federation, the Austrian Lotteries, the Austrian Ice Hockey League, the Austrian Basketball League, as well as a range of Austrian betting providers.
Günter Kaltenbrunner, Play Fair Code President, said: “We are very pleased to strengthen our relationship with Sportradar. We are both united in our aims and our joint efforts will ensure that we can be more confident in helping to diminish the risks of potential manipulation in sports across Austria.”
Play Fair Code CEO, Severin Moritzer, added: “After nearly five years of a constant and fruitful relationship, we are now happy to take a next important step in this mutually beneficial cooperation.”