With new season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 finally set to take off from September 19, 2020 in UAE, a lot of thrill and excitement runs down the fans.
The latest in IPL 2020 is Sportradar Integrity Services joining hands with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to regulate betting irregularities in IPL matches and to ensure the overall integrity of the tournament.
The Sportradar is a company of high esteem and has the experience of working previously with international Cricket Council (ICC), Cricket Australia (CA) and the likes of National Basketball association (NBA). However, this would be the first partnership of the company with BCCI where the sports integrity solutions provider company would monitor IPL matches.
ANI news made the efforts to interview Mona Motwani, the Integrity Services Consultant, India, Sportradar where Ms. Motwani stated that risks are higher than bilateral series’ in multiteam tournaments like IPL. While stating that the monitoring of such a tournament is a challenging task but her team is prepared to take on the challenge and discussed few of her inputs.
She stated, in the interview with ANI, that the company has latest technology and tracking systems that allow the team to access the matches in real time from remote locations as well. The physical presence in the matches is not always necessary.
She pointed out the cricket tracking and monitoring experience that the company already has which has enabled the team to tackle the scenarios. Ms. Motwani stated that she has worked previously with organizations such as ICC and CA and has helped the anti-corruption and integrity units of these organizations as well.
At last, she emphasized that since the IPL tournament witnesses multi team players, all of them being high profile players such as MS Dhoni, Virat Koli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle etc., the risk of betting and media attention gets heightened. She also pointed out that IPL is one of the top sports competition in the world having high betting turnovers