Sportradar signs MoU to protect sports integrity in Bulgaria

By | May 5, 2021

Sportradar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria to protect and maintain the integrity of sports in the country.

Sportradar Integrity Services already has formal working relationships with police and law enforcement agencies across various European countries, including Europol, Austrian and French Federal Police and Spain’s Guardia Civil, amongst others.

The collaboration will see the two organisations exchange information, documentation and analysis relating to integrity matters, working together to establish best practice for tackling fraud investigations, match-fixing and countering corruption in sports and betting. 

Furthermore, Sportradar and Bulgaria’s National Police will now start to explore other opportunities for joint projects they can collaborate and support each other on.

Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Integrity Services at Sportradar, said: “Maintaining the integrity of global sport is our number one priority, and partnerships like this one will help us reduce the threat of betting related corruption.

“Our objective is to establish effective communication channels with the General Directorate National Police in order to swiftly identify and resolve integrity issues facing sport in Bulgaria.”

Chief Commissioner Nikolay Hadzhiev, Director of General Directorate National Police, also shared his response to the partnership.

He said: “The Memorandum of Understanding between the General Directorate National Police and Sportradar will contribute to the improvement of cooperation in the field of protection and safeguarding of integrity in sport and sports betting. Bulgarian sport is in a safer position as a result of this cooperation.”