With the cash-rich Indian Premier League already postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could suffer further in the wake of the Galwan Valley face-off with China. With VIVO – which is a Chinese mobile manufacturing brand – being one of the biggest IPL sponsors could affect the start of the tournament. Also Read - Amarnath Yatra 2020 News: Only 500 Pilgrims Will be Allowed Per Day by Road From Jammu
The Chinese company won the contract for five years in 2018 for Rs 2199 crore. Although the IPL has not been held so far this year, amid these feelings, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will definitely face a fight against Vivo. Also Read - ICMR Faces Flak Over Fast-tracking Covaxin Trials; Medical Body Clarifies August 15 Deadline Meant to 'Cut Red Tape'
With talks of the T20 World Cup – which was supposed to be held in October-November – be postponed, IPL was looking to seize on that window which will open if the marquee tournament is postponed. Also Read - Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Tests Negative For Coronavirus; Deputy CM Sushil Modi Awaits Result
According to Mumbai Mirror, the IPL may be held in limited venues. Mumbai was the board’s first choice because of the infrastructure but since the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra has gotten worse, it has been forced to rethink.
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging citizens to make products in their own country, BCCI can expect some tough questions.