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The IPL Governing Council has announced that they will be meeting next week to decide on sponsorship details after the recent Galwan valley clash between India and China. The recent border violations by China and the killing of Indian army personnel on the India-China border has resulted in a lot of individuals and associations banning or disassociating themselves from Chinese products.
In the same light, speculations were going around the Indian Premier League as well because VIVO, a moble manufacturing giant, has been the title sponsor of the cash-rich league for a very long time now. On Thursday, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that the board has no intentions of ending the deal with VIVO as their title sponsors for the cash-rich league.
Now, the governing council has clearly stated that they will be meeting anytime soon to review their sponsorship deals.
IPL Governing Council To Review Their Sponsorship Deals
The cash-rich league tweeted, “Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals.”
On the night of June 15, 20 Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed by Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Since then there has been widespread rage against China in India, with a call for boycotting Chinese products picking up pace through the country.
Their title sponsor VIVO is a Chinese technology company owned by BBK Electronics, who also own other brands like OPPO and OnePlus.
Watch The Tweet Here:
Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals 🇮🇳
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) June 19, 2020
Speculations Intensify Over IPL 2020 Future
The Indian Premier League 2020 was scheduled to start from March 29, but due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI postponed it until April 15. As the nationwide lockdown extended in India, BCCI suspended the tournament Indefinitely. Now, with the situation worsening, it seems a huge possibility that the cash-rich league stands nothing but cancelled this year.
On April 10, latest reports suggested that the BCCI is probing into the July window to conduct the IPL and it could take place behind closed doors. However, all hopes once again vanished as the BCCI suspended the Indian Premier League indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. With COVID-19 victims toll rising in India, cricket returning to India seems a possibility far from reality.