In the recent turns of events, the Chinese company VIVO which is the title sponspor for the Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to quit. The company is in talks with the BCCI for an “amicable separation” amid rising Sino-India diplomatic tensions.
“Yes, the discussions are on between BCCI office-bearers (president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah) with the representatives of the company. There is a possibility that Vivo will not be title sponsors for one year,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
The BCCI has been facing a lot of heat on social media ever since they have announced Chinese company VIVO to continue as sponsors for the IPL 2020.
Now, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been demanding the BCCI to re-think about this. The title sponsors of IPL, VIVO had signed a five-year deal with BCCI worth – 2199 crore in 2017.
There has been a lot of tension between the two countries at the LAC. National co-convenor of SJM, Ashwani Mahajan said “The call for boycott of Chinese goods is no longer just a demand from SJM; it is a call that is being supported by citizens in the wake of what transpired between India and China.”