No date fixed For IPL GC meeting on sponsorship deals

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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.

"As of now no date has been decided for the governing council meeting, BCCI is awaiting a report from the internal marketing team on overall financial aspects of IPL," sources within the BCCI told the pro-government newswire.

Currently, Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo is the title sponsor of the IPL and the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) gets Rs 4.4 billion annually from the five-year deal that runs till 2022.

The move comes as pressure to boycott Chinese goods increases following the last week’s stand-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Ladakh. On Sunday, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which has launched a nationwide campaign against Chinese goods, urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), to cancel sponsorships linked to Chinese entities.