NYON, Switzerland: Chinese smartphone major VIVO, which exited from the IPL 2020 title sponsorship ahead of the event, has now signed off on a four-year deal with UEFA to become an official partner of the next two editions of the European Championships.

VIVO, a second-tier FIFA World Cup sponsor for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, has now strengthened its commercial position in international football, with an agreement for Euro 2020, delayed to 2021, which will take place across 12 European cities, and Euro 2024 in Germany.

Aug 24, 2020 14:08
MUMBAI: The postponement of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, forced by the coronavirus panedemic, has provided a silver lining for at least one stakeholder in world cricket's richest annual tournament. 
Aug 19, 2020 19:08
MUMBAI: Even as the IPL governing council on Wednesday confirmed Dream11 as the new title sponsor of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, rumblings of opposition were already doing the rounds.
Aug 10, 2020 19:08
MUMBAI: Famed yoga expert 'Baba' Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved's spokesperson SK Tijarawala has confirmed the firm was "considering" a bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).  The slot for title sponsorship of IPL is now open after Chinese smartphone maker Vivo exited the deal, most definitely for this year, and in all probability, permanently.  
Aug 06, 2020 17:08
MUMBAI: Bowing to the inevitable, the BCCI confirmed Thursday that Vivo has dropped the baton on title rights for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.  The Indian cricket board sent out a one-line statement on Thursday afternoon, stating: "The BCCI and Vivo Mobile India Pvt Ltd have decided to suspend their partnership for Indian Premier League in 2020 (emphasis ours)." 
Aug 04, 2020 19:08
MUMBAI: There is nothing official about it. Yet! But With 46 days left for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, rumours were swirling through the day that title sponsor Vivo has pulled the plug on its IPL association.
Aug 03, 2020 17:08
NEW DELHI: In a move that looks meant more for public consumption rather than real conviction, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) - India’s apex trader body - has opposed the decision taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to retain Chinese firm Vivo as title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Jun 30, 2020 19:06
NEW DELHI: Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia on Tuesday called for a gradual end to Chinese sponsorship in the Indian Premier League, amid escalating tensions between the two countries owing to the violent clash in eastern Ladakh earlier this month.
Jun 24, 2020 20:06
MUMBAI: After shooting from the lip in the midst of national outrage over the death of Indian soldiers following aggression by the Chinese military, the mandarins at the BCCI are now at sixes and sevens on how to extricate the Indian cricket board from its own pronouncements.
Jun 22, 2020 20:06
NEW DELHI: No date has been finalised for the meeting of Indian Premier League's (IPL) governing council, sources within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told ANI on Monday. The IPL's governing council is slated to hold a meeting this week in order to review various sponsorship deals following the death of 20 Indian soldiers in a violent clash last week with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
Jun 19, 2020 20:06
MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has no intention to review the title partner rights that Chinese smartphone brand Vivo holds for the Indian Premier League (IPL), BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said on Friday. But the BCCI will not hesitate to terminate the contract in the event the government directs the Indian cricket board to do so, Dhumal told Indian Express.