The Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) has written a letter to the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) urging the board to end the sponsorship deals with Chinese firms.
This step was taken by the CTI after 20 Indian soldiers were killed during a clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh’s Galwan valley.
In the letter, CTI convenor Brijesh Goyal has written if BCCI fails to end the deal with the Chinese firms then Indian traders will boycott the Indian Premier League (IPL) and all other international cricket matches in the nation.
On Friday, IPL’s Governing Council has announced to convene a meeting next week to review IPL’s various sponsorship deals due to the India-China border standoff. “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,” stated IPL.
This week fans across social media have called for BCCI to remove Vivo, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, as the title sponsor of the IPL.
In 2019, Vivo reserved the title sponsorship rights for the IPL for Rs 2,199 crore for a period of five years.