Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed three years deal with MPL sports as the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for the Indian Cricket Team. Earlier, Sports brand Nike was the sponsor of India’s kit.
On Tuesday, BCCI announced that the association of MPL Sport will begin from November 2020 and will last until December 2023. As a result, India men’s cricket team will sport the new jersey in the Australia tour scheduled to start from November 27.
We look forward to MPL Sports adding a new chapter to the team’s kit: BCCI President about the new kit sponsor
“We are delighted to announce the dawn of a new era for Indian cricket with the appointment of MPL Sports as the kit sponsor for the Indian men’s and women’s national cricket team until 2023. We look forward to MPL Sports adding a new chapter to the team’s kit, and bring Official BCCI licensed merchandise within easy and convenient reach for the billion-plus fans who cheer for Team India,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said.
MPL sports is the daughter company of Moblie Premier League which sells athleisure wear and sports merchandise. Along with India men’s team, the senior women and the Under-19 teams are also a part of the deal for the new kits.
Apart from Team India jerseys, MPL Sports will also sell licensed Team India merchandise. MPL Sports will offer the jerseys and its wide range of Team India merchandise to fans at affordable prices.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli‘s men have already started preparation in Sydney for the white-ball and red-ball series.
India tour of Australia 2020-21:
The tour will start with the three-match ODI series followed by three-match T20I series. The first two ODIs will be hosted at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27 and 29 respectively. The final match of the series will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on December 2.
The T20I series, comprising of three-matches, will kick start in Canberra on December 4 with the last two matches being played in Sydney on Dec 6 and 8 respectively.
The most anticipated series, the Border-Gavaskar trophy, will mark the end of the tour. The four-match Test series will start with the Pink Ball Day/Night Test match at Adelaide from December 17. Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will host the last three Test matches.