Vivo Pulls Out As IPL Title Sponsor After Backslash On Twitter

Vivo on Tuesday decided to pull out as IPL title sponsor after serious backlash across social media. BCCI had on Sunday announced that all its sponsors will be retained for IPL 2020; hours after confirming that UAE will host IPL 2020.

However, hours after the announcement, VIVO decided to pull off its sponsorship. VIVO had paid Rs 2,199 crore for a five-year contract in 2018. 

Vivo IPL
Source – The Indian Express

“All I can say is that all our sponsors are with us. Hopefully you can read between the lines,” he told PTI on conditions of anonymity after Sunday’s meeting.

People on Tuesday shared how they feel about a Chinese company, Vivo, retaining IPL sponsorship amidst ongoing tension between the two countries.

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For the unaware IPL 2020 will commence from September 19 with the final scheduled for November 10 in the United Arab Emirates.

Venues across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi in UAE will host IPL matches. BCCI still awaits clearance from the Government of India before flying to UAE.

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“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) met today via video-conference to decide on the issues concerning the VIVO IPL 2020 edition. Taking note of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in India, the IPL GC decided to stage the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the matches will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India,” BCCI had said in a press release.

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