Opta are the official data collector and distributor for the England and Wales cricket board (ECB). We officially collect and distribute real-time, ball-by-ball, data from every UK cricket game and international matches played at ECB grounds.
Collection and delivery methods have been designed with a premium placed upon speed to serve the bookmaking industry and have been adopted as the chosen method for our standard off stream collection.
The benefits of the Opta Fastpath cricket service include:
- Increased volume of cricket coverage
- Increased range and breadth of in-play cricket markets
- Increase betting market volume without increasing overheads
- Ability to trade multiple games simultaneously through automation of market management
- Ability to offer a wider variety of in-play markets
- Increased confidence and ability to keep markets open for longer periods
- Prevention of in-venue/fast-picture players picking off prices or taking advantage of pricing inaccuracies
- Improved market management efficiency