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The IPL 2020 is scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 and the final on November 10. The 53-day tournament will see ten afternoon matches from 15:30 (IST) while evening matches will start at 19:30 (IST). Franchises have already begun to prepare for the tournament and are working hard only to keep players safe. Behind the scenes, BCCI official President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah added, are in talks with Vivo officials because the Chinese company wants to pull out to “renegotiate the assessment.” In addition to completing operational issues related to the transfer of the Indian Premier League (IPL) entourage to the UAE as a result of the pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been forced into another corner, with the sponsor of the IPL title ending its link with the T20 League. At the IPL Board meeting, which was finally held on August 2, members were informed that there was no change in the sponsors of the title. After the meeting, the new IPL dates and the move to the UAE were announced, with the name vivo in the title. With just over 40 days until season 13, BCCI is a title sponsor since its partnership with Vivo for “IPL in 2020” has been frozen. But this isn`t Vivo`s first dance with the IPL: even though the phone company is now in discussions and the withdrawal as title sponsor of the IPL is imminent, Vivo`s relationship with the League began in the same way. The challenge for the Indian board of directors is now to find a new sponsor since the tournament is scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates from September 18. Given the popularity of the tournament, it is possible that the Indian board of directors will find a new sponsor.

It remains to be seen whether the sponsor will manage to reach the amount that BCCI receives each year from Vivo. To put an end to all speculation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially suspended sponsorship of the title for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with Vivo. Vio, who signed a contract with BCCI in 2017 for a period of five years, paid the Indian board a whoply sum of Rs 440 crore as a title sponsor of the lucrative tournament. Interestingly, the BCCI had given up on reviewing the IPL`s sponsorship agreement at the ECB`s Governing Council on Sunday. There followed indignation with some nationalist organizations that hit the BCCI. However, a BCCI insider revealed that Monday`s meeting was a consequence of Vivo`s request to renegotiate the deal.