Return of Dakota 100, marshal training in Boodhoo’s GMR&SC Manifesto

first_imgAS the race to the top seat of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) heats up, one competitor has outlined his plans should he be successful.Former president Mahendra Boodhoo, one of the candidates who emerged has pinpointed the return of the Dakota 100 and marshal training as two of the major plans he has for the sport in 2020.Releasing via a post on his facebook page, Boodhoo stated, “We will reintroduce the Dakota 100 which is 100 laps around the long circuit with adequate safety marshals and safety responders. We will get major sponsors for this event so that we can have foreign competitors joining this series and encourage local cars that were built for endurance racing to come out.”In addition to that, the manifesto added, “We will have a full complement of volunteers to ensure all safety and follow the regulations. We will arrange training of marshals and follow protocols.”His first task if elected back in office would be the fan experience he stated, adding, “We plan to keep the fans more informed and be interactive with the fans by resuscitating the GMR&SC website and other social media platforms together with getting the forum up and running where we can get feedbacks from our fans.”He has also outlined plans to increase the membership of the club through ‘non-traditional members’ as well as enhanced improvement to the South Dakota raceway.“We have seen tremendous improvements in the form of racing within the last two years, kudos to the teams and present executives. We plan in the short term to focus on developing the drag strip to meet international standards, by re-laying the entire quarter mile to a flat surface including a full operational timing system with digital boards at the finish line.”His slate includes: Shairaz Roshandin (Vice-President), Azim Jaffar (Secretary), Chetram Singh (Treasurer), Azaad Hassan (Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer), Rameez Mohamed, (Club Captain), Joel Evans (Technical Advisor), Vivekanand Harichand (Committee Member), Reyaud Rahaman (Committee Member), Paul Jiwanram (Committee Member), Diana Dornellas (Committee Member) and Udoh Kanu (Committee Member).Elections, along with the annual general meeting of GMR&SC, take place on Monday.last_img read more

Sportradar to deliver in-game edge through official MLB deal

first_imgShare Submit Share Sportradar will deliver a significant competitive edge to sportsbooks ‘in-game’ after securing the exclusive rights to distribute official real time game statistics from Major League Baseball (MLB) to media companies and regulated sports betting operators.Starting with the 2019 season, the new multi-year partnership encompasses media and gaming rights at both international and domestic levels.Across international markets outside of the US, Sportradar will hold exclusive distribution rights for the statistics, as collected at every ballpark via the league’s proprietary technology and stat operators, to both media companies and regulated sports betting operators. Meanwhile, it will also have exclusive rights to distribute live industry standard audio-visual game feeds to gaming operators outside the US in territories where sports betting is legal.In the US, Sportradar will have the same exclusive rights for official real time statistics distribution to media entities in their coverage of Major League Baseball.  Sportradar will also serve as the official supplier of MLB’s real time betting data feed in the US, where distribution to regulated sports betting operators will be on a non-exclusive basis through Sportradar and additional authorised distributors.Alongside the commercial partnership, MLB will incorporate Integrity Services from Sportradar, who will be monitoring and analysing every MLB game via its fraud detection system, as well as access to its intelligence and investigations services.Kenny Gersh, MLB Executive VP of Gaming & New Business Ventures, said: “A high-quality, reliable, and fast official data feed is the building block to creating engaging gaming products for MLB fans.“Sportradar, a proven industry leader in data distribution, is perfectly positioned to help MLB deliver an exceptional Official MLB betting feed. We are excited about the opportunities that this partnership will unlock as the sports betting landscape continues to unfold in the U.S.”“We are truly excited to be working with Major League Baseball as its official global data partner,” added Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer of Sportradar. “This is not only a tremendous opportunity for Sportradar, but ultimately it opens up new doors for MLB fans who have historically shown a proclivity for sophisticated data. “We look forward to utilizing our vast global experience as the global leader in the data, AV, and integrity spaces to give fans and partners an unmatched experience.” Related Articles StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020last_img read more