IPL 2020: VIVO The Chinese Sponsor Pulls Out This Years Title Sponsorship Amid Boycott Chinese Row
VIVO who bagged the title sponsorship rights of IPL in 2018 for 5 years has now backed out for this year’s edition. According to the report published in TOI VIVO & BCC are on the verge of parting their ways. VIVO India came under heavy backlash over social media ever since BCCI confirmed that they would be retaining all their title sponsors. Amid the Indo-Chinese tension and what has happened in Ladakh, the boycott China sentiments are high.
“VIVO is going to have to exit the league this year and that looks certain now. How that happens is going to depend on how BCCI & VIVO going to negotiate the matter. The company (Vivo) has had its own share of issues and BCCI has optics to deal with, given the political climate. They have to come to some understanding here because legal options can’t be considered in this case”. As per the closed resource.
BCCI already facing lots of flake after their decision not to drop the Chinese sponsors.
Earlier IPL Governing council confirmed in their press release the timings of IPL matches.
“VIVO IPL 2020 will be played from 19th September and the final will be played on 10th November 2020. The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while the evening matches will start at 19:30 IST.”
The press release further stated that 3 teams Women T-20 challenge will also take place in UAE. There will be four matches to be played during the IPL Playoff week.
IPL will take place United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India. The 13th edition of IPL will get underway under some restrictions due to Coronavirus. The franchise may be allowed to carry extra players in the team, it may 24-25. Social distancing measure has to be strictly followed, franchise and teams will remain in a bio secure bubble.