Amidst backlash, VIVO pulls out as title sponsor of IPL 2020: Reports

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Printed on: Aug 04, 2020

In one other twist to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 saga, VIVO has pulled out because the title sponsor of this 12 months’s version, following the huge backlash on social media. On Sunday, BCCI introduced that VIVO was retained as title sponsor because it was too late to search for a substitute. Nonetheless, enraged followers took to social media and criticised the transfer citing the Galwan Valley conflict between India and China, which killed 20 Indian troopers.

VIVO had shelled out Rs 2,199 crore for a five-year contract again in 2018. Talking to PTI, an IPL Governing Council member, on Sunday, knowledgeable that each one the sponsors for IPL 2020 had been retained. “All I can say is that each one our sponsors are with us. Hopefully you may learn between the traces,” he informed PTI on situations of anonymity.

After being postponed twice within the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI, on Sunday, confirmed that IPL 2020 might be held within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 to November 10. The occasion might be held at three venues within the UAE — Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) met in the present day by way of video-conference to determine on the problems in regards to the VIVO IPL 2020 version. Being attentive to the prevailing COVID-19 state of affairs in India, the IPL GC determined to stage the event within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches might be performed in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi topic to vital clearances from the Authorities of India,” the BCCI press launch mentioned.

“IPL 2020 might be performed from 19th September and the ultimate might be performed on 10th November 2020. The 53-day event will witness 10-afternoon matches beginning at 15:30 IST whereas the night matches will begin at 19:30 IST,” the discharge additional added.

–By A Cricket Correspodent

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