The ECB has renewed its partnership for 4 more years with Chicago based sports technology and data analytics firm Stats Perform for its data collection and distribution. Stats Perform will remain associated with all England national teams (men’s and women’s), first-class counties and The Hundred franchises.
As part of the extension, Stats Perform will provide all aforementioned teams with a ProVision analysis tool for better statistical comparisons and opposition analysis. This agreement will further allow the technology firm to generate Opta data from all England international cricket games played at home and distribute them to the ECB’s media and technology partners.
The deal also extends to all the domestic competitions organized by the ECB, including Vitality T20 Blast, the Charlotte Edwards Cup, as well as the inaugural edition of The Hundred, amongst others.
The data provided by Stats Perform will be used by the county teams across their digital platforms in the form of video clipping and highlight production. In addition, Opta data feeds will be made available to the national team coaches, analysts and other management personnel. This data through the ProVision tool will provide for better player monitoring and assessment. The backroom staff of all the first-class counties and The Hundred franchises will also get assistance via the ProVision tool.
ECB chief commercial officer Tony Singh expressed his views on the extension and said, “Giving our media and technology partners the highest quality data helps bring matches to life for fans wherever they are as well as helping our coaching teams with their player analysis. We can now extend these benefits to the first-class counties and The Hundred teams as well, ensuring they’re all equipped with the very best data to drive performance and engagement.”
The extension reiterates Stats Perform’s commitment to the betterment and competitiveness of the game. Stats Perform has been associated with the game for years now, and already has partnership deals in place with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and national cricket governing bodies in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the West Indies.