Two days after the IPL governing council decided to continue with Vivo as the T20 tournament’s title sponsor, the Chinese smartphone maker is all set to pull out.
VIVO is likely to pull out as the Indian Premier League’s title sponsor for this year and is in talks with the BCCI for an “amicable separation” amid rising Sino-India diplomatic tensions.
IPL Governing Council decided that it would continue with sponsors linked to China for this year’s tournament, BCCI has come under heavy scrutiny from political leaders, organisations, and traders’ unions alike.
IPL will be held in the UAE this time from September 19 to November 10. And will continue with sponsors linked to China, according to a decision taken by the tournament’s governing council during a video-conference Sunday.
BCCI’s 27 elite contracted players are yet to receive the first of the quarterly installments due since October last year.
The Olympics-bound Indian men's and women's hockey teams will return for their respective national camps on August 4 at SAI Centre in Bengaluru and head straight to a 14-day quarantine in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols.
Hardik Pandya on Saturday took to Instagram and gave his fans a glimpse of his newborn son, calling him a "blessing from god".
Rahul Dravid said the real effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on Indian cricket will be felt in October, when the domestic season for the country’s junior and women cricketers start.