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Genius Sports strikes new integrity partnership with Major Basketball League Malaysia

Genius Sports strikes new integrity partnership with Major Basketball League Malaysia

Major Basketball League Malaysia, the top tier of the sport run by the Malaysia Basketball Association, has announced a new integrity partnership with Genius Sports to fight the threat of match-fixing.

As the trusted integrity partner to over 150 sports leagues and federations worldwide including the Indonesian Basketball League, Thailand Basketball Association and Vietnam Basketball Association, Genius Sports will provide Major Basketball League Malaysia with a comprehensive integrity programme to identify, combat and prevent match-fixing.

Genius Sports’ 24/7/365 Bet Monitoring System will use artificial intelligence to analyse global wagering activity on Malaysian basketball, cross-referencing real-time odds movements with proprietary predictive algorithms to automatically flag potentially suspicious activity. Through its global team of expert integrity operators, Genius Sports will thoroughly examine all monitoring data to provide Major Basketball League Malaysia with detailed reports and data-driven analysis.

To provide long-term protection from any threats, Genius Sports will also provide model rules and regulations to provide robust foundations for the league’s new integrity programme. Genius Sports will also deliver expert educational workshops, helping players, officials and coaches to understand how match-fixers operate, where they should report any attempts to manipulate games and the personal and professional consequences for not doing so.

This collaboration between MBL and Genius Sports to safeguard the integrity of our competitions represents a major milestone in the development of Malaysia basketball,” said Frank Ch’ng, Commissioner of MBL. “We’re proud to be working alongside Genius Sports to ensure our games remain transparent, unpredictable and fair.

In the fight against match-fixing, sports must be proactive and invest in measures that both identify existing threats and provide long-term protection,” said Stephen Thurley, Head of Integrity Partnerships at Genius Sports. “We’re pleased to be working in partnership with Major Basketball League Malaysia, building a robust integrity programme that combines model rules and regulations with 24/7 monitoring and education services.”

FIFA extends sanctions imposed by Brazilian FA due to match manipulation

FIFA extends sanctions imposed by Brazilian FA due to match manipulation

FIFA has confirmed the worldwide extension of sanctions imposed on 11 players by the Brazilian Football Association (CBF) relating to incidents of match manipulation that took place in Brazilian football.

Following investigations by the Brazilian authorities and the disciplinary proceedings opened by the CBF, the following players have been banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity:

  • Ygor de Oliveira Ferreira (lifetime ban)

  • Paulo Sérgio Marques Corrêa (600 days as of 26 May 2023)

  • Gabriel Ferreira Neris (lifetime ban)

  • Jonathan Doin (720 days as of 16 May 2023)

  • Fernando José da Cunha Neto (360 days as of 16 May 2023)

  • Eduardo Gabriel dos Santos Bauermann (360 days as of 16 May 2023)

  • Matheus Phillipe Coutinho (lifetime ban)

  • Mateus da Silva Duarte (600 days as of 26 May 2023)

  • André Luiz Guimarães Siqueira Junior (600 days as of 26 May 2023)

  • Onitlasi Junior Moraes (720 days as of 16 May 2023)

  • Kevin Joel Lomónaco (360 days as of 16 May 2023)

As a result of the sound and exemplary cooperation with the CBF and in line with article 70 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend all of the above-mentioned sanctions to have worldwide effect.

FIFA will continue its ongoing efforts to combat match manipulation through a variety of initiatives, which include the monitoring of international betting markets, the confidential FIFA Reporting Portal, the FIFA Integrity app, as well as several awareness and educational activities across the world.

38 suspicious betting alerts reported by IBIA in Q2 2021


14 July 2021: The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) reported 38 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter (Q2) of 2021. The Q2 2021 total represents a 41% decrease in reported alerts when compared to the Q1 total of 64 and represents a similar decrease when compared to the Q2 2020 total, which saw 65 alerts. The Q2 alerts covered football (16 cases), table tennis (9), tennis (6), eSports (6) and beach volleyball (1). From a geographical perspective, Europe accounted for nearly half (47%) of all alerts reported, followed by Asia and South America with 13% each.

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