BCCI Sources: Vivo to pull out of IPL 2020 title sponsorship

After the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council settled on Sunday that it would proceed with supports connected to China during the current year’s tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has gone under overwhelming scrutiny from political pioneers, associations, and traders’ unions the same.

The BCCI had before said that it would rethink the sponsorships in the wake of border tensions with China, which prompted the demise of 20 Indian soldiers in a conflict in Eastern Ladakh on June 15.


Be that as it may, after the declaration of the choice, National Conference (NC) pioneer Omar Abdullah was among the principal who took to Twitter on Sunday night and voiced his dismay about the move.

Consequences of this backlash for BCCI

VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the current year’s tournament, following reaction on social media. VIVO had paid Rs 2,199 crore for a five-year contract in 2018. The BCCI on Sunday had declared that all sponsors were being held, however, VIVO pulled out after analysis via media in the setting of the conflicts among Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh in June. The Indian cricket board on Sunday had reported that the 2020 season will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates.

The official declaration is expected to be made by Thursday, yet sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India affirmed that Vivo won’t be the title sponsor for IPL-13. In their last meetings, the BCCI and IPL Governing Council had not taken a call on VIVO being title sponsors.

It prompted fights and calls for a blacklist of the IPL by some traditional outfitters and right-wingers, following which the choice was taken. It will be a one-year pullout, which will be treated as a ban period, and if the relations improve, BCCI may look at inking a fresh three-year deal with the company from 2021 to 2023 on reexamined footing. The IPL will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 this year.

Previously, The government banned 59 Chinese apps, followed it by banning 47 more apps, and the National Education Programme 2020 dropped Mandarin from the list of languages to be taught in schools.

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