India Cuts Off ‘China Connect’ From Cricket Team Jerseys
Team India are set to have a new brand name on their jerseys. The present logo of Chinese mobile-maker Oppo will be replaced by Byju’s, the Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutorial firm, according to a report in the Times Of India.
Team India will sport the Oppo logo on their jerseys till the West Indies tour, which will commence from August 3 and end on September 2. Once, the South Africa tour of India begins from September 15, Byju’s will take over the jersey.
In March 2017, Oppo had won the Indian team sponsorship rights for a five-year period, i.e. till March 2022 for Rs 1,079 crores, outbidding Vivo mobiles’ Rs 768 crore bid.
BCCI will continue to receive the same amount from Byju’s and will be at no loss for the entire duration of the deal, which will run till March 31, 2022.