Friday September 7. 2012 : BETFAIR AND ECB INK INFORMATION SHARING MOU
Mutual interest in integrity in sport
Betfair Plc and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) information sharing agreement enabling the two organisations to share information on potential betting integrity related issues.
The MoU is relevant to any cricket played under the auspices of the ECB, including England international matches and all County cricket matches and allows Betfair to share customer and transactional data with the ECB, along with providing the ECB with access to the analysis of Betfair’s integrity team.
Martin Cruddace, Betfair’s chief legal & regulatory affairs officer said: “The interests of sports governing bodies, like the ECB, and Betfair are completely aligned in wanting to ensure sport is free from corruption and that consumers can bet in a transparent manner on exciting sporting events. If we are to protect the sports we all love then both parties must continue to work openly and co-operatively, and this agreement is a clear example of just that.”
The ECB’s Anti-Corruption Manager, Chris Watts added: “The ECB welcomes Betfair’s commitment to share any relevant information and data relating to betting patterns on international and domestic cricket. This will form part of our on-going efforts to protect the integrity of the sport and help ensure that cricket at all levels is free from the taint of corruption.”