Champions Hockey League Partner Sportradar For Integrity Insight
By Shantanu Srivastav | June 13, 2018
The Champions Hockey League (CHL), Europe’s premier ice hockey competition, has signed a long-term partnership with Sportradar.
Under the agreement, the sports data giant will deliver a combination of CAS-approved monitoring and detection services, its intelligence and investigation insights, as well as a series of education and prevention workshops for the CHL.
Thirty-two teams from 13 countries are taking part in the 2018/19 hockey season, with Finland’s JYP Jyväskylä the current champions.
CHL CEO Martin Baumann said: “Our fans demand hard but fair competition and that cannot happen without integrity. As we set about finding the right partner to support us in this area, we were clear that we needed to work with most respected name in the field. The road led us to Sportradar and their Integrity Services. We are delighted to bring them into the CHL family and it gives us great comfort and confidence to know that they are on hand to help and advise.”
Managing Director of Integrity Services at Sportradar, Andreas Krannich, added: “Creating the systems and tools to properly and credibly support any sport takes a lot of investment and expertise and we are humbled that the top rights owners in ice-hockey worldwide recognise and appreciate that. The CHL pitches the best in Europe against each other to crown the number one team on the continent; doing our bit to help protect this proud competition is a great honour and we thank CHL for their trust”.