The Badminton World Federation, the sport’s global governing body has signed a long-term integrity service agreement with Stats Perform.
Stats Perform will now provide the BWF Integrity Unit a variety of advanced integrity services that will help protect badminton against manipulation under the terms of the new agreement.
This deal will increase the BWF’s ability to investigate suspicious betting activities on badminton matches. The organisation will be able to collect intelligence on matches and competitions that could be linked to suspicious betting.
BWF Integrity Unit has access to a range of tools. The partnership also includes integrity education, intelligence analysis support, and Stats Perform’s performance integrity assessment service.
Thomas Lund, secretary general of BWF, stated that having Stats Perform onboard will increase our commitment to protecting integrity of the sport against betting-related corruption.
“We now have industry-standard resources to monitor suspicious betting activity at HSBC BWF World Tour championships and major BWF championships.”
Jake Marsh, Stats Perform’s global head for integrity services, said: “We are thrilled to add BWF into our stable of customers and deliver a progressive approach in integrity risk management that will involve us working closely with international governing bodies’ own integrity unit to protect sport from match manipulations and related threats.”