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BCCI invites tender for four-month IPL 2020 title sponsorship

Livemint August 10,2020

The winning bid will replace Chinese smartphone maker Vivo which was paying ₹440 crore annually as sponsorship fee.BCCI is expected to offer a 20-30% discount on the current sponsorship price owing...

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'Turnover must be over 300 cr': BCCI invites EOI for IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights

Livemint August 10,2020

Vivo, which had a ₹440 crore per year deal for five seasons, has suspended its partnership with the Board due to the Sino-India border stand-off.Secretary Jay Shah announced a 13-point clause for s...

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IPL Chinese sponsor deal suspension 'not financial crisis': Sourav Ganguly

Livemint August 09,2020

The IPL last week suspended the agreement with Vivo, which signed a five-year contract in 2017 worth more than $330 million to sponsor the world's richest cricket tournament

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Dhoni told me he would continue till he is beating the team's fastest sprinter: Manjrekar

Livemint August 08,2020

Manjrekar said he had a chat with the two-time World Cup-winning former captain regarding his future in international cricket during India skipper Virat Kohli's wedding in 2017

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Five hockey players who tested positive for Covid-19 are doing well: SAI

Livemint August 08,2020

SAI has also got on board a few expert doctors from Manipal Hospital, who have also attended to the players

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Team India kit sponsorship: Puma buys bid document, Adidas too could enter fray

Livemint August 08,2020

However, it couldn't be confirmed whether Nike would re-bid after refusing BCCI's scaled down bid offer from their ₹370 crore (plus 30 crore royalty), which they paid from 2016 to 2020

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'This defeat is on me,' says Varane as errors send Real Madrid out

Livemint August 08,2020

City won 2-1 on the night for a 4-2 aggregate victory to reach the quarter-finals where they will face Lyon.

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India to host 2021 T20 World Cup, 2022 edition in Australia: ICC

Livemint August 07,2020

The ICC also confirmed the women's 50-over World Cup that was scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February-March next year has been postponed to 2022

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Barcelona's final shot in the dark to save troubled season and Setien

Livemint August 07,2020

Few expect an easy passage into the quarter-finals and if they get there, even fewer expect them to survive against Bayern Munich

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BCCI, Vivo suspend partnership for IPL 2020

Livemint August 06,2020

'The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and vivo Mobile India Pvt Ltd have decided to suspend their partnership for Indian Premier League in 2020,' a press release stated.

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Amid Covid-19, BCCI might finalise these SOPs for upcoming IPL in UAE

Livemint August 05,2020

The teams will be encouraged to use the stands for dressing room purpose which helps in maintaining social distancing.Also, the teams have been asked to use electronic team sheets rather than captains...

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Chinese brands expected to spend 700 cr on ads for Indian Premier League

Livemint August 03,2020

Brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus take up premium ad slots, with Vivo being the title sponsor.IPL 2020 is set to begin in UAE on 19 Sep and BCCI will be deciding on retaining Chinese sponsors

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IPL 2020 to be held from 19 Sep-10 Nov in UAE; evening matches at 7:30 pm

Livemint August 02,2020

It will be the third time that the world's richest cricket tournament has had to be held outside its home country.The 53-day tournament will witness 10-afternoon matches starting at 15:30 IST while th...

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IPL Governing Council decides to retain Chinese sponsors; final on 10 Nov

Livemint August 02,2020

The tournament will be played from 19 September to 10 November in UAE; evening matches will start at 7:30 pm, half an hour earlier than usual.The tournament will allow unlimited Covid-19 replacements ...

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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix for record seventh time

Livemint August 02,2020

Hamilton made it across the line on three tyres to beat a fast closing Max Verstappen on Red Bull

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We are going ahead with women's IPL on time: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

Livemint August 02,2020

'I can confirm to you that the women's IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,' Sourav Ganguly said ahead of the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday

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We are looking to fill 30-50% of stadiums during IPL in UAE: Emirates Cricket Board

Livemint July 31,2020

While announcing the dates of the IPL, its chairman Brijesh Patel said that the decision on letting in fans during the September 19-November 8 event will be taken by the UAE government

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Mohun Bagan gets featured on NASDAQ billboards

Livemint July 29,2020

'The pictures from NASDAQ is a testimony to the fact that Mohun Bagan belongs to a different league. Huge day for all the Mariners!! Happy Mohun Bagan Day Mariners, official handle of Mohun Bagan twee...

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Real Madrid forward Diaz tests positive for COVID-19, says club

Livemint July 28,2020

Real Madrid said tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that though Diaz was in 'perfect health', he would be self-isolating at home

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IPL governing council meeting likely on 2 August

Livemint July 28,2020

This edition of the IPL would have less number of double-headers which would be beneficial for broadcasters..The tournament, forced out of the country due to the raging covid-19 pandemic, will be held...

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Emirates Cricket Board confirms receiving BCCI's letter of intent to host IPL 2020

Livemint July 27,2020

IPL chairman Brijesh Patel said last week that the tournament would be hosted in the UAE from 19 Sept-8 Nov.UAE had earlier hosted the first half of the 2014 IPL because of the Lok Sabha elections in ...

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Dhoni should keep playing as long as he is fit and in form, says Gambhir

Livemint July 25,2020

Age is just a number and till the time one has great fitness and form, ones should play, affirmed Gautam Gambhir.He also said that MS Dhoni can even now hit the ball quite well and that nobody can for...

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Barcelona legend Xavi tests positive for COVID-19

Livemint July 25,2020

Xavi, current manager of Qatar Stars League side Al Sadd, said that he hasn't experienced any symptoms but will self isolate himself until recovery

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IPL set to start on September 19, final on November 8: confirms chairman Brijesh Patel

Livemint July 24,2020

The Standard Operating Procedure to combat the Covid-19 threat is being prepared and the BCCI will formally write to the Emirates Cricket Board, says IPL chairman.The cash-rich event was originally sc...

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IPL set to start on September 19, final on November 8, say BCCI sources

Livemint July 23,2020

IPL in all likelihood will start on September 19 (Saturday) and the final will be held on November 8 (Sunday), a senior BCCI official told

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BCCI invites EoIs for Indian Premier League title sponsorship, sets August 18 deadline

Economic Times August 10,2020

The BCCI said it would "not be obliged" to award the rights to the bidder that indicated the willingness to pay the highest fee in the course of discussions with the board after submitting the EoI.

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BCCI is under no pressure to drop IPL sponsors with links to China, say officials

Economic Times August 10,2020

While BCCI has still to get a corporate sponsor for IPL 2020, it also is in the midst of completing formalities with the team owners even as the 13th edition of the league is scheduled to kick off in ...

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BCCI issues EOI for IPL title sponsorship, interested parties need to show Rs 300 crore turnover

Economic Times August 10,2020

“All the participants have to mail their letter of intent by August 14th, and the board will share the criteria and other details. There is no base price and anyone can participate. Bids are to be s...

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We have got government approval for IPL in UAE: League Chairman Brijesh Patel

Economic Times August 10,2020

The IPL will be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10 in three cities -- Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The government had last week given an "in principle" go-ahead to the BCCI to shift the...

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BCCI invites bids for IPL 2020 title sponsorship rights by August 18

Economic Times August 10,2020

After BCCI’s repeated overtures, a few corporations which have warmed up to the idea of IPL sponsorship — like Tata Group, Amazon and RIL — have asked for not only lower sponsorship rates but al...

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Baba Ramdev's Patanjali considers bidding for IPL after Vivo retires on short notice

Economic Times August 10,2020

Market watchers said while Patanjali comes with the rub-off of being a staunch nationalistic brand replacing a Chinese one, it lacks the star power of a multinational or a heavily-invested unicorn bra...

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Punjab Cricket Association's new international stadium to be named after Patiala's last ruler

Economic Times August 09,2020

The PCA has also started the process of renovating the existing IS Bindra Stadium to turn it into an international cricket academy. The facilities to be upgraded include grounds, swimming pools, gyms...

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Suspension of IPL title sponsorship with Vivo just a blip, not a financial crisis: Sourav Ganguly

Economic Times August 09,2020

The title sponsorship is a significant part of the IPL's commercial revenue, half of which is shared equally by the eight franchises. Vivo won the IPL title sponsorship rights for five years from 2018...

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Team India kit sponsorship: Puma buys bid document, Adidas could also enter fray

Economic Times August 08,2020

As far as Puma is concerned, it has had an increased interest in the Indian market over the years especially through IPL but now it also has India captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador along wit...

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Hockey-India captain Manpreet Singh among five to test Covid-19 positive in camp

Economic Times August 08,2020

Manpreet, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh, Varun Kumar and Krishan B Pathak had initially tested negative on their return to the training base after a month's break.

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BCCI dials India Inc for IPL title sponsorship post Vivo exit; experts feel cost is too high

Economic Times August 08,2020

People involved in the negotiations said that BCCI has offered up to 50% discount for the rights, but so far it has not received an affirmative response. BCCI is likely to issue an expression of inten...

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India remains 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup host, Women’s ODI World Cup postponed to 2022

Economic Times August 07,2020

ICC confirmed that the T20 World Cup 2020 that was postponed due to COVID-19 will be held in Australia in 2022. India will host the T20 World Cup 2021 as planned.

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England's cricket tour of India in September postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic

Economic Times August 07,2020

The England and Wales Cricket Board said the postponed tour will now take place in early 2021. No new dates for the rescheduled tour have been announced.

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BCCI claims "in principle" govt approval for IPL in UAE; teams begin quarantining players

Economic Times August 07,2020

Most of the franchises will be leaving base after August 20 mandated by the BCCI. The Chennai Super Kings are set to leave on August 22.

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BCCI, Vivo suspend IPL partnership for one year, may resume next year

Economic Times August 06,2020

The BCCI sent out a one-line statement without giving any details to say that Vivo will not be associated with the IPL this year. Vivo won the IPL title sponsorship rights for five years from 2018 to ...

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo pulls out as title sponsor of IPL 2020

Economic Times August 04,2020

Top officials in the Board of Control for Cricket in India told ET that Vivo had been looking for a reduction in the sponsorship sum due to the Covid-19 disruption and decided to sit this one out as a...

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Pro Kabaddi rights may go for auction as team owners turn down Star’s offer

Economic Times August 04,2020

According to sources across multiple franchises, all the team owners have joined hands and asked for a fair and impartial auction in case existing rights holder Star India doesn’t come up with a bet...

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Vivo likely to quit as 2020 IPL title sponsors amid Indo-China diplomatic tensions

Economic Times August 04,2020

The one year pullout could be treated as a moratorium period and if the relations improve, BCCI may look at inking a fresh three-year deal with the company from 2021 to 2023 on revised terms.

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Cricket Australia postpones three-match T20I series against West Indies

Economic Times August 04,2020

It was supposed to be a warm-up series ahead of the T20 World Cup but with the showpiece event being postponed last month due to the global health crisis, the two cricket boards decided to postpone it...

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BCCI not to punish players if they admit to age fudging, two-year ban otherwise

Economic Times August 03,2020

"Under this scheme, players who voluntarily declare that they have manipulated their date of birth by submitting fake/tampered documents in the past will not be suspended and allowed to participate in...

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