VIVO BACK : Indian Premier League 2021 Auction Title Sponsor
Indian Premier League Council Chairman revealed that VIVO is back for sponsoring the league this season.
Stage set for VIVO #IPLAuction 2021 ??
8️⃣ franchises to bid for some of the best players in the world in a few hours from now??
Are you ready? pic.twitter.com/EzYVkHUKRA
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
IPL Governing Council Revealed
Brijesh Patel Indian Premier League chairman spoke ahead of the auction in Chennai on February 18 and revealed that the VIVO mobile phone manufacturer is back to sponsor the T20 League after the Fantasy Gaming Platform Dream 11 had been roped in as sponsor last 2020 league season. BCCI and IPL Governing Council were both agreed of retaining the VIVO as the title sponsor amid the raging anti-China sentiment.
Backlash the Contract
The Galwan Valley clash between the Indian army and the PLA in which around 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. Military clashed at the India-China border that led negative sentiments in the country had resulted in Dream 11 replacing VIVO in 2020 as Indian Premier League sponsor. VIVO acquired the IPL title sponsorship for Rs 2,199 for a five-year deal.The T20 league in 2020 was played from September 19- November 10 in United Arab Emirates, moving out of India because of Global Coronavirus crisis. As per contract signed between VIVO and BCCI and the Chinese phone manufacturer cannot exit but assign their rights to a company willing to pay the Cricket Board the full amount agreed on the contract.
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) August 6, 2020
IPL Chairman confirmed on the other hand that Indian Premier League 2021 will most likely see fans to return to stadium.
“Cannot wait to have fans back in attendance, most likely they will be in attendance for this year’s IPL, we held one season behind closed doors” Brijesh said
The Indian Premier League mini-auction this year witnessing 291 players going under the as England pacer Mark Wood withdrew from the auction at the last moment. All these cricketers have been shortlisted by eight franchises and a total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and the 3 players from associate nations are up for mini auctions.