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No date finalised for IPL Governing council meeting over China sponsors row

Written by Vishwas Gupta

The IPL governing council meet to review Chinese sponsorships in the league has still not been finalised. IPL has VIVO as its title sponsor. “No date has been decided as yet for the IPL governing council meeting, we have to work on other issues regarding IPL. A decision will be taken which will be in the best interest of cricket and the country,” confirmed a source in the know of things.

Sources further confirmed to that the meeting, when it happens, will be a purely Governing council meeting and franchises are very unlikely to be involved in any decision-making. “It will be a GC meeting and nothing else. Apart from reviewing sponsorships, the possibility of IPL this year will also be discussed,” added the source. had earlier reported that BCCI is not looking to terminate the sponsorship contract with VIVO that runs up till 2022, for the BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal has said he believes it will be hard for IPL to find a new sponsor in these troubled financial times due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

IPL Twitter handle had on 19th June tweeted that BCCI will hold a meeting to review sponsorships in IPL in the wake of what had happened at the Galwan valley.

The tweet read “Taking note of the border skirmish that resulted in the martyrdom of our brave jawans, the IPL Governing Council has convened a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals.”

20 Indian soldiers were martyred in the face-off with China recently. Following the violent clash, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps in India.

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