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Sportradar, a world-leading supplier of sports integrity solutions, has today signed an MoU with the General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria, creating a strategic partnership to protect and maintain the integrity of sports in the country.

Sportradar Integrity Services 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. With today’s agreement, the safeguards around Bulgarian sport are further strengthened.

The collaboration will see the two organisations exchange information, documentation and analysis relating to sporting integrity matters. The aim is to work together to establish best practice for tackling fraud investigations, match-fixing and countering corruption within sports and betting. Furthermore, the General Directorate National Police of Bulgaria and Sportradar 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, 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.”