Is Indian cricket crew set to get a brand new sponsor?


Oppo received the bid over VIVO in March 2017 and signed a five-year contract.

India World Cup 2019 jersey
India World Cup 2019 jersey. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Is the Indian cricket crew set to discover a new model changing the present one Oppo? If market sources are to be believed, the Chinese language smartphone model is engaged on to off-load the deal to a different model. This creates the potential of the Males in Blue getting a brand new sponsor subsequent yr. Oppo, the truth is, has learnt to strategy the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) for approval to move on the contract to a brand new model.

Oppo, which is owned by BBK Industries, took over because the sponsor of the Indian cricket crew in 2017. There was even controversy in some quarters then over a Chinese language agency taking on the sponsorship of one of many nation’s premier sporting outfit since India shares a aggressive relationship with the northern neighbours.

In line with a report on InsideSport, a digital tech start-up is alleged to have agreed in precept to exchange Oppo because the Indian cricket crew’s sponsor. Nevertheless, the ultimate name on the deal is but to be confirmed.

Oppo’s contract got here into impact in March 2017

Oppo’s contract was made at INR 1,079 crore in March 2017 for a interval of 5 years and it had received the bid over Vivo’s INR 768 crore provide. The corporate is at the moment paying Rs four.61 crore a match for sequence and tournaments which might be hosted by nationwide cricket boards. The payment per match for an Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) or Asian Cricket Council occasion is Rs 1.56 core.

That is by far the most effective deal for the Indian cricket crew’s sponsorship, surpassing Sahara India’s INR three.34 crore provide paid in 2012-13. After Sahara’s exit, it was BCCI’s broadcast companion Star Sports activities that had sponsored the crew at INR 1.92 crore per worldwide match aside from the ICC and ACC competitions.

The contract comes with robust binding clauses that impose heavy fines if the model fails to honour its contractual obligations. However Oppo can get away if it might get one other model on comparable phrases to the Indian cricket board, sources have been cited as saying. Oppo will end their third one-year cycle in 2020.

InsideSport stated BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was requested for clarification however he neither confirmed nor denied the event. Even Oppo had not include a response after being approached.