Traders’ Body Opposes IPL Over Vivo Being Retained As Sponsor

The BCCI decided to stay with Vivo as title sponsor for the upcoming IPL.

Sohil Nikam

August 4, 2020

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The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has raised concerns over the Indian Premier League (IPL) having retained Vivo as the title sponsor of the annual competition. According to a report, the CAIT has written to Home Minister Amit Shah, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, opposing the BCCI’s decision for favouring Vivo. The IPL is supposed to take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10, 2020. The tournament will be held with strict bio-bubble standards to protect the players and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

Regarding the BCCI’s decision of staying with Vivo as the title sponsor, Praveen Khandelwal, National General Secretary, CAIT, said, “At a time when Chinese aggression on Indian borders in last month gave much rise to the sentiments of people of India against China and the Union Government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is espousing his call for ‘vocal for local’ and ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, the decision of the BCCI runs contrary to the broad policy of the government.”

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