‘We might see Jio or Patanjali’: Netizens come up with hilarious suggestions after VIVO pulls out as title sponsor of IPL 2020

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  • VIVO has withdrawn its sponsorship contract amid the growing anti-China sentiment in India.

  • The fans have come up with hilarious suggestions on Twitter.

Chinese mobile manufacturer VIVO has pulled out its name as the title sponsor of the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The popular sentiment in India has been aggressively hostile towards Chinese brands since the armed conflict between India and China took place in Galwan Valley.


After the latest IPL Governing Council meeting on Monday ( August 02), BCCI officially confirmed the schedule for the cash-rich league that has been shifted to UAE.

It was also reported that the apex cricketing body has decided to retain all sponsorship deals, including the Chinese ones.
This led to a lot of rage and outcry among Indian fans on social media. Sensing the negative publicity around its name, VIVO voluntarily decided to withdraw from the sponsorship agreement.


There’s a massive headache hovering over BCCI as the cash-rich league is without any leading sponsor just 45 days before the start of the tournament.

The netizens are not missing the opportunity to suggest new sponsors, coming up with innovative proposals, and advising brands like Jio or Patanjali to the board.

Here are some of the best tweets:




https://twitter.com/ashusarcastic/status/1290622379190702084

Meanwhile, the league starts from September 19 with the tournament final to be played on November 10 in UAE.

BCCI earns more than INR 200 crore every season from their sponsorship contract with VIVO, and the cancellation will add a considerable burden to the financial arms of the board.

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