Tag Archives: cricket

Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands

On the eve of England’s final test match against Pakistan, FSB Head of Trading Mark Wilson (pictured) gave SBC News valuable insight on the rise of cricket algorithms and how he and FSB had to quickly adapt their cricket strategy during lockdown. SBC: International cricket made a return earlier this summer with the Test series. Can cricket step-up to the …

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SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading

cricket - England's Ben Stokes hits a boundary as Jos Buttler looks on during day two of a Warm Up match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

As Test cricket returns to our screens for England vs West Indies, we gathered three of the sharpest minds in trading around the SBC roundtable to assess the future of cricket betting. We spoke to John Wright, Head of Cricket at Integral Sports Management, Spreadex senior cricket trader Jamie Nuttall and William Stephenson, Head of Data & Trading Feeds at …

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MGA and ICC form data-sharing collaboration

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has strengthened its sports integrity capacity by entering a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The announcement sees the MGA continue its 2020 agenda of collaborating with wider industry stakeholders, seeking to directly tackle online gambling’s current threats and future challenges. The ICC governs and administrates international cricket across the world, with its …

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Former international cricketer Nasir Jamshed jailed for T20 spot-fixing

Following investigations by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), former Pakistan international cricketer Nasir Jamshed has been sentenced to 17 months in prison after implementing spot-fixing practices in a variety of T20 tournaments in Bangladesh and Pakistan. In a statement issued by the NCA on Friday, it was revealed that Jamshed alongside British nationals Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz admitted conspiring …

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Gaurav Assomull: Livepools – Fantasy numbers a realistic goal in India

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Growing player numbers from 300,000 to 10 million in just two-and-a-half years may seem like an impossible goal for any business, but as Gaurav Assomull of fantasy sports platform LivePools explains, conditions in India are right for exactly that kind of expansion. The continuing lack of regulated online gambling markets in all but two of India’s 36 states and union …

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ECB launches cricket integrity hotline

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The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has partnered with independent crime-fighting agency CrimeStoppers to launch a confidential corruption hotline, titled – ‘The Cricket Integrity Line’. The ECB launches its integrity hotline, as the English cricket season begins this April/May period, with its service allowing players and officials to ‘report suspicious activity anonymously’. The integrity hotline will be managed by …

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Joe Saumarez Smith: Bede Gaming – “legalising and taxing sports betting is the only way forward” for India

With India on the brink of legalising sports betting, and a number of other countries around the world also mulling the idea, this year’s Betting on Football will be hosting a track focused upon the Global Markets that are considering liberalisation as well as looking at those that have legalised recently. One of the panel discussions on the track that …

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Trio of cricketers, including former Pakistan batsman, charged with bribery offences

A trio of cricket players, including a former batsman for Pakistan, have appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court charged with attempting to financially bribe a number of professional cricketers – making it the first instance of British police investigating alleged cricket corruption overseas. Nasir Jamshed, an opening batsman for Pakistan, played two test matches from 2008-2015, as well as 48 one-day …

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Betway strengthens sponsorship portfolio with T20 partnership

Betway has strengthened its cricket sponsorship portfolio, agreeing a three-year-deal to become the official betting partner of the Mzansi Super League T20. The deal sees Betway become the official global betting partner of the Mzansi Super League T20, which takes place in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay, Cape Town and Paarl, it is broadcast live in the UK and …

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StarPick’s Indian success sees cricket DFS expansions reach UK

The United Kingdom is to receive its first “fully-dedicated fantasy cricket platform” after StarPick launched following “phenomenal success” enjoyed this year in India. Headquartered in the UK, StarPick expansion comes after being founded in February 2018, with the latest launch made in conjunction with a three year shirt sponsorship of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC). Designed and build in Sweden, …

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