Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
Indian Premier League drops China’s Vivo as naming right sponsor
Political tensions between Indian and China have seen the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that it will drop Chinese smartphone company Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
The decision follows rising anti-China sentiment in India in the wake of a clash along their shared border in June in which 20 Indian soldiers died.
In a short statement, the BCCI said it had "decided to suspend" its partnership with Vivo for 2020 without giving details.
AFP reported that Vivo - paid US$300 million for a five-year sponsorship deal in 2018 - had been mutually agreed.
Other IPL sponsors - Paytm, a digital payments company, Swiggy, a food delivery application, and Dream 11, an online fantasy league - are also connected to Chinese-based internet companies.
Meanwhile, India has also taken steps to ban as many as 59 popular Chinese apps, including TikTok, in the country recently.
The Indian Ministry of Information Technology said it had received numerous complaints about the apps "stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users' data in an unauthorised manner", but analysts linked the move to the escalating border tensions.
The IPL said in June it would review its sponsorship deals following the border clash on the two countries' disputed Himalayan border in Ladakh.
Earlier this month, the BBCI board announced the tournament would be held in the United Arab Emirates from 19th September, as the COVID-19 crisis had made it impossible to hold it in India.
The 53 IPL matches, including the final on 10th November, will be played across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The Twenty20 competition, originally due to start on 29th March, was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
8th August 2020 - Coronavirus impact sees Women’s Cricket World Cup pushed back to 2022
18th June 2020 - Border tensions sees IPL under pressure to drop Chinese sponsor
16th April 2020 - Extended Indian Coronavirus restrictions sees IPL indefinitely postponed
9th April 2020 - Coronavirus pandemic halts Pakistani cricket
27th November 2019 - ‘Chaotic’ 2019 Southeast Asian Games suffer multiple problems over opening days
15th November 2019 - Pakistan to again host Test cricket after 10 year gap
27th November 2012 - BCCI doubles value of Indian Premier League sponsorship with Pepsi deal
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
iDwala is the Community Sports Facility Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…read more
PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!