BCCI unveils the brand-new logo for IPL 2020
Dream11 is the fourth brand to be associated with the cash-rich T20 league after DLF, Pepsi, VIVO.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier announced Dream11 as the title sponsors for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The world’s richest cricket board was in a bit of a trouble after VIVO backed out following some cross-border tensions between India and China. Back in June, 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a clash with the Chinese troopers.
Subsequently, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese applications and calls of boycotting Chinese goods also did the rounds for a while. Dream11 came into the picture later and had to compete with brands like Byju’s and Unacademy to finally make the cut.
Even as VIVO’s deal was 440 crores, the fantasy gaming company was roped in a much lower INR 222 crore. Dream11 is the fourth brand to be associated with the cash-rich and prestigious T20 league after DLF, Pepsi, VIVO.
In the meantime, the official Instagram handle of the IPL uploaded a picture of the new logo with the hashtag “#Dream11IPL”. People’s opinions on the same were also invited. Mumbai Indians (MI), the four-time champions of the T20 league, also shared the picture on their Instagram account, writing, “Now taking guard, #Dream11IPL”.
Here’s the screenshot of the new IPL logo
A far as action on the field is concerned, the BCCI and the eight franchises are trying their hearts out to take safety measures, bearing in mind the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament is set to get underway on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after being moved out of India, which is currently third in the list of coronavirus-affected cases after USA and Brazil.
The final is scheduled to be played on November 10. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are the venues for the IPL to be played over 53 days. Recently, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) landed in the UAE.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) also attended a five-day training camp in Chennai before their flight to the UAE. Moreover, the tournament will mark the return of MS Dhoni, who recently retired from international cricket. Back in March, the IPL had to be postponed for an indefinite time period, but the BCCI eventually managed to find a window.