The border tensions between the 2 neighbouring international locations have fanned the anti-China sentiments throughout the nation and voices had been rising that the IPL also needs to sever its ties with Vivo – which can also be a Chinese smartphone firm. The central authorities had additionally banned a complete host of Chinese apps.
As per a Times of India report, the Chinese smartphone model is planning to again out of the IPL, at the least for this 12 months. The report additional claimed that the BCCI has conveyed about the identical to all of the IPL franchises on Monday (August 3) night.
As per an NDTV report, the Chinese smartphone producer has withdrawn sponsorship for this 12 months.
Meanwhile, sports activities journalist Vikrant Gupta tweeted: “VIVO won’t be the IPL sponsor this year. They will be back in 2021 and continue till 2023. The IPL will have a new sponsor this edition IPL.”
BREAKING NEWS: VIVO gained’t be the IPL sponsor this 12 months. They shall be again in 2021 and proceed until 2023. The IPL can have a brand new sponsor this version IPL
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 4, 2020
This growth has actually put BCCI, in addition to the franchises, in panic mode as they’re going to need to search for a brand new title sponsor for this season.
Amid all of the brouhaha, seems like Vivo has dumped IPL. I’m ready for some extra particulars
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 4, 2020
The BCCI final week introduced that the IPL 2020 shall be held in UAE from September 19 to November 10. The governing physique on Monday additionally acknowledged all of the sponsors, together with VIVO, who’re at present onboard will proceed for this version too.
But a number of voices have been raised in opposition to having Vivo because the title sponsor within the wake of the current stand-off. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, expressing their protest in opposition to BCCI’s determination.
VIVO India had gained the IPL title sponsorship rights for 5 years in 2017 for a whopping sum of Rs 2199 crore. The Chinese mobile-manufacturer dedicated to pay the league roughly Rs 440 crore each season. VIVO had changed soft-drink large PepsiCo to enter the title sponsorship.
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