IPL: A few days ago, BCCI gave the bidders an open invitation to participate in the tender to sponsor IPL 2020 following the unexpected exit of VIVO from the sponsorship race due to national reasons. And an online fantasy sports platform ‘Dream 11’ has successfully acquired the highest bid of the sponsorship and thereby gained the title sponsorship rights for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
For the 12th edition of IPL, VIVO paid more than Rs.400 crores, and now Dream 11 has acquired the rights for just Rs. 220 crores. Although the value dropped drastically, it could be observed that there are various reasons affecting this drop. Out of those, the mains ones being the pandemic effect and Indo-China border Issue. Had the border issue not been there, VIVO would have been enjoying the sponsorship rights, and BCCI’s treasury would have added 400 crores by the end of IPL. But things have changed, and Dream 11 has dethroned VIVO and obtained the rights. As said by Ganguly, the exit of VIVO is just a blip, and BCCI is successful in finding the right replacement.
There is less than a month for the inauguration of the 13th edition of the IPL, and the pre-season works are going on at a good pace to provide the best entertainment for the fans. A few IPL teams have already flown to UAE, and few are getting prepared to fly as soon as all the facilities get ready. Let’s have a look at which teams are staying where in UAE.
- Chennai Super Kings(CSK) – Taj Dubai(adjacent to Burj Kalifa)
- Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) – RITZ Carlton, Abu Dhabi
- Mumbai Indians(MI) – St. REGIS, Abu Dhabi
- Royal Challengers Banglore(RCB) – Waldorf Astoria, Dubai
- Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) – RITZ Carlton, Dubai
- Kings XI Punjab – Sofitel The Palm, Dubai
Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals are yet to disclose their place of stay in the United Arab Emirates.
RR, KKR, and KXIP are the first among eight teams to land in UAE. The rest of the teams are expected to reach UAE by next weekend.
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