LONDON and CHICAGO, July 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Stats Perform, the leader in data and AI sports technology, announced the extension of its partnership with The England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB). The new four-year deal will see Stats Perform exclusively collect and manage Opta data for all England international crickets (men and women), LV = Insurance County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup, Vitality T20 Blast, Rachael Heyhoe- Flint Trophy and the Charlotte Edwards Cup as well as the first The Hundred competition (men and women).
Opta data from Stats Perform will help the ECB and its partners to create unique experiences for their audiences on various digital platforms, including and sponsors. This will ensure that the ECB’s media and technology partners covering the competitions receive the highest quality data to bring every match to life for fans around the world.
Detailed data will be provided through a wide range of Opta data feeds, which will feed into the match center on the ECB’s official website and app, with the data also being used for automated video capture and highlight production. . The Opta data and the highly visual and easily customizable Stats Perform widgets providing data-driven solutions will also be used by first-class counties for their own digital platforms.
Stats Perform will continue to provide rich data and storytelling information to enhance the understanding and experience of cricket, with Opta data feeding various outings on the official website and app for The Hundred this summer.
National team coaches, analysts and ECB performance staff, working in the men’s and women’s teams, will also have access to Stats Perform’s ProVision tool to assist them in their ongoing player monitoring, to inform selection. and analysis of the opposition.
Powered by Opta data, ProVision provides an online platform for detailed data-driven analysis in red ball and white ball formats. The platform is designed to meet the specific needs of teams through the application of interactive graphics, charts and visualizations, integrated into match sequences.
As part of the deal, ProVision will also be available to backstage staff working in the Eighteen First Class Counties and Women’s National Teams, as well as within each team participating in the inaugural edition of The Hundred. of this year.
Stats Perform is committed to growing the world’s cricket competitions through data, content and distribution. This agreement is a further step in Stats Perform’s commitment to support the expansion of the sport across the globe, with the company already having partnerships with New Zealand Cricket, ICC, Cricket Australia, Cricket West Indies and Cricket South Africa.
Alex Rice, Director of Rights at Stats Perform, said: âWe are delighted to renew the terms with the ECB to expand our partnership, which means that we have been working together for over a decade. We are delighted to extend the use of our professional analysis services to the ECB of coaches and cricketers and hope that it can play a small role in the continued development of cricket in England and Wales. We look forward to working with the ECB on their data syndication strategy and are delighted to have the opportunity to market their data by leveraging our OPTA cricket brand advantage and market confidence. . ”
Tony Singh, ECB Commercial Director, said: âI am really delighted to continue and expand our partnership with Stats Perform. Giving our media and technology partners the highest quality data helps bring games to life for fans when they are, while also helping our coach teams with their player analysis. We can now extend these benefits to First Class Counties and The Hundred teams, ensuring they are all equipped with the best data to drive performance and engagement. “
About Stats Perform
Stats Perform is the market leader in sports technology providing the most reliable sports data and the latest advancements in the application of AI and machine learning to provide better predictions for teams, sports betting and experience. more engaging broadcast, media and fans. The company collects the most detailed sports data to create new experiences in all sports. Leveraging the richest sports database, Stats Perform enhances sports competition and entertainment through machine learning and computer vision to create advanced predictions and analytics – whether for digital media and broadcast with differentiated storytelling, tech companies with reliable and fast data to fuel their innovations, sports betting with in-game betting and integrity services, or teams with unique AI analytics software of its kind. SportsContentCo is the exclusive reseller of Stats Perform’s premium sports betting content for sports betting licensed in the United States. For more information visit StatsPerform.com or SportsContentCo.com.
About the ECB
the England and Wales Cricket Board is the national governing body for cricket in England and Wales, supporting grassroots to elite play England teams. england The men’s and women’s teams are both reigning world champions at 50 after both teams won the spectacular ICC Cricket World Cup finals at Lord’s in 2017 and 2019 respectively. England has four other successful national teams with England Visually Impaired, England Disabled, England Deaf and England Learning Disabled teams competing across the world. In 2020, the ECB launched its new five-year strategy âInspire Generationsâ to develop the game of cricket and inspire more people to take a bat and a ball and say that cricket is a game for them.
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