SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015 to be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System
This year’s South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Suzuki Cup will kick off on the 23rd December in India under the watchful eye of Sportradar’s award-winning Fraud Detection System.
The tournament, in its 11th edition this year, will be played at The Sports Hub, Trivandrum Stadium in India and will consist of 12 matches played between 23rd December 2015 and 3rd January 2016.
For the first time, this biennial tournament, which pits South Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Bangladesh against each other, will have each game monitored by the Fraud Detection System, which will sift through the world’s widest range of betting operators in order to provide the South Asian Football Federation with a complete and detailed insight into what is happening in the global betting market. Sportradar, in coordination with the AFC Integrity Unit, will also assist SAFF to implement several prevention measures against match-fixing.
Speaking about the partnership, SAFF President Kazi Md. Salahuddin spoke about its importance: “The integrity and credibility of the SAFF Suzuki Cup is of the utmost importance to the organizers, fans, sponsors and other stakeholders of the tournament, thus we are partnering with Sportradar to send a strong message that SAFF employs a zero tolerance policy against any form of match-fixing. We spoke to the AFC and to various other partners and made the decision that with its strong track record in Asia, Sportradar would be the best integrity partner for our federation and flagship tournament. Today we have shored up our defences and now look forward to an event that will entertain and enthral in equal measure.”
“Sportradar applauds SAFF for its commitment to integrity. On our part we will be doing our best to prevent the possibility of match-manipulation and make sure that any individual or team that disrespects the spirit of Fair Play is identified and severely punished.” concluded Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Security Services at Sportradar.
ABOUT THE SOUTH ASIAN FOOTBAL FEDERATION (SAFF)
Founded in 1997, the South Asian Football Federation is an association of the football playing nations in South Asia and is part of the larger Asian Football Confederation.
Its founding members are Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Bhutan joined the federation in 2000 and Afghanistan in 2005.
The SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015 will be the 11th SAFF Championship, a biennial regional football tournament for South Asian (SAFF) international teams. It will take place in Trivandrum, India from 23 December 2015 to 3 January 2016.
For more information about the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2015, please visit: www.saffsuzukicup.com