08 Jul 2020

Cricket South Africa has agreed a wide-ranging deal with sports data and AI technology company, Stats Perform, covering CSA's international and domestic competitions.

As CSA’s official data partner, Stats Perform’s Opta and RunningBall brands will collect, analyse and deliver official ‘ultrafast’ data and ball-by-ball event data to global broadcast, media, and betting operators.

Stats Perform will also distribute exclusive live match video streams to licensed global sportsbook operators through its Watch&Bet betting platform. Stats Perform will also deliver CSA news clips to media worldwide through its editorial content service.

The deal includes live streams and live data for all South Africa home international fixtures, as well as CSA’s domestic competitions.

Meanwhile, CSA’s national team coaches, analysts and performance staff working with each franchise in the domestic Twenty20 competition, Mzansi Super League, will have access to Stats Perform’s ProVision recruitment tool to inform their player selection and opposition analysis.

“We look forward to ensuring that the CSA coaching team get invaluable data and video insights, and maximising significant opportunities for global engagement," said Alex Rice, Stats Perform’s Chief Rights Officer. “Through our new agreement, Stats Perform data and video will be used to analyse performance on the pitch and improve the way it is experienced and understood by fans. We look forward to providing a premium in-play gaming experience, improved data insights, and providing more content for sponsors.”

Stats Perform claims to be the largest cricket data provider in the world. Over the past month, it has struck significant deals in the football sector with the South American Football Confederation, English Premier League and the United Soccer League.

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