The European Handball Federation or EHF, an umbrella organisation for the European handball renewed its integrity partnership with Sportradar, a global leader that provides services to bookmakers, national and international sports federations, and media companies. The multi-year deal will set in action the promise of Sportradar providing EHF with additional services aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the federation’s competitions.

In a joint attempt to cut down the threats to the integrity of the sport of handball, EHF and Sportradar joined hands back in June 2017. Sportradar which is already in the field providing a range of data, streaming, marketing and digital services across European Cup club competitions, will now extend this to include its Fraud Detection System across a number of EHF events.

And EHF will have the option to utilise Sportradar’s Intelligence and Investigation services, through which a team of dedicated intelligence experts can help investigate organisations or individuals who may be targeting European competitions.

The 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.”

Andreas Krannich, the Managing Director integrity services at Sportradar, 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.”

Source: European Gaming Media and Events