Vivo, the Chinese smartphone maker, acquired the IPL title sponsorship in 2018 for Rs 2,199 crore in a five-year deal. Accordingly, the company gives the Indian cricket board Rs 439 crore per year as sponsorship commitment.
An IPL media advisory stated that the upcoming edition will be played over 53 days in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi “subject to necessary clearances from the Government of India”, and will have 10 afternoon matches starting at 3:30 pm India time.
Some key norms in the SOP include conducting four Covid tests in two weeks for players, less crowded dug-outs, not more than 15 players in a dressing-room, closed-doors matches at least in the first half of the tournament and six-feet social- distancing norms for commentators.
It’s been 35 years since a young Azharuddin whiplashed a hattrick of hundreds to waltz into public imagination; his batting style was utterly original as he would conjure up angles hitherto unseen and it all started at his Eden Gardens.
Nominee of the CAG in the council, Alka Bharadwaj has already objected to Shah’s presence at the meeting, arguing that the latter should go into a cooling-off after completing his term, as per the Lodha Committee recommendation.
Upset with a Court of Arbitration for Sport decision to lift the two-year Champions League ban on Manchester City, football’s elite clubs have indicated a rebellion – only this uprising aims to retain the old order, not to revolutionise it
Snehasish’s Covid positive result might place all his family members including Sourav under observation/self-isolation through contact tracing protocols. It is learnt that Sourav celebrated his birthday on July 8 with all his family members.
The CAS concluded that Manchester City “did not disguise equity funding as sponsorship contributions” but maintained that the club “did fail” to cooperate with UEFA, the European football’s governing body.
On Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Victoria Police have named Ravinder Dandiwal as the “central figure” in the fixing scam where operatives convinced low-ranked tennis players to throw matches while associates placed bets with bookies.