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Tata to replace Vivo as Indian Premier League title sponsor

A scene from a game from IPL 2021. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

THE Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel on Tuesday (11) confirmed that the country’s conglomerate Tata will replace Vivo as the main sponsor for the 2022 edition of the tournament.

“Yes, Tata will replace Vivo as the title sponsor,” Patel told Asian News International.

Vivo still has two years left in its sponsorship deal with the league and as a result, during this period, Tata will remain the main sponsor.

The IPL governing council on Tuesday narrowed down on the country’s conglomerate Tata as the title sponsor for the 2022 edition of the tournament after Vivo, a Chinese firm, expressed it will to pull out.

An informed source told ANI that Tata is being looked to as the title sponsor of the cash-rich T20 tournament.

“Yes, we are looking at Tata as the title sponsor after it came to light that Vivo wants to terminate its contract. Two years are still left in the contract hence Tata will be the main sponsor for the remaining time period,” the source said.

Vivo, which still has two years left in its sponsorship deal with the league and as a result, Tata will remain the main sponsor during this period.
The 2022 edition of the tournament will feature two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad.

Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka’s RPSG Group and CVC Capital, the owners of Lucknow and Ahmedabad, respectively, on Tuesday received the formal clearance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Vivo still has two years left in its sponsorship deal with the league and as a result, during this period, Tata will remain the main sponsor.

The clearance was given after a meeting of the IPL council on Tuesday and both the new franchises have been given a time frame for signing up players before the mega auction takes place in February.

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