Indian Premier League: Chinas Vivo dropped as cricket tournament sponsor

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Vivo, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, has actually signed a sponsorship offer until 2022

Other IPL sponsors – Paytm, a digital payments company, Swiggy, a food shipment application, and Dream 11, an online dream league – are likewise connected to Chinese-based internet business.
India has actually likewise taken actions to ban as numerous as 59 popular Chinese apps, consisting of TikTok, in the country just recently.
Earlier this month, the cricket board revealed the competition would be kept in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September.
The 53 IPL matches, consisting of the final on 10 November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The Twenty20 competitors, originally due to start on 29 March, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is among the richest competitions in the world, attracting some of the sports greatest names. Teams are owned by organization tycoons and Bollywood stars, who pay millions to buy and sell players for their teams.

Indias cricket board has announced it will drop Chinese mobile phone business Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
Vivo paid an amount of $300m (₤ 220m) for a five-year sponsorship offer in 2018.
The choice comes amid increasing anti-China belief in India in the wake of a clash along their shared border in June. Twenty Indian soldiers passed away.
The cricket board had actually been criticised for not dropping the firm as a sponsor because of the tensions.
In a brief statement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had actually “chosen to suspend” its collaboration with Vivo for 2020 without giving information.