September onwards, the Indian cricket team may have a new brand name on their jerseys. According to reports making rounds, Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutorial firm Byju is likely to replace the Chinese brand ‘Oppo’ on Indian cricket team’s jersey.
As per reports, the changes will be made after the end of the upcoming West Indies tour, which will kickstart from August 3 and will end on September 2. By the time, Indian cricketers will be seen donning the same jerseys with the brand name ‘Oppo’ on them.
However, before the start of India’s South Africa tour, Byju might take over Oppo as the main sponsors of the team.
According to a report by Times of India, it was in the year 2017 when Oppo had outbid Vivo to win the sponsorship rights for Rs 1,079 crore for a period of five years. i.e. till March 2022. But now the company has decided to take their sponsorship rights back as now they find the value at which it acquired the rights in the year 2017 to be “extremely high” and “unsustainable”.
Furthermore, BCCI will be at no loss as will keep receiving the same amount from Byju’s till March 31, 2022.
Twitterati appreciated the move of the Board of Control for Cricket in India to replace Chinese sponsors with an Indian start-up. Here, have a look at the reactions of twitterati:
Byju’s as shirt sponsor of Indian cricket team and majority of matches going on during board exams is Apt.
Dad: Hope you are studying
Son: Yes dad, eyes on Byjus only.
— Ultracrepiderian (@uninformer) July 25, 2019
#oppo ?????? #byjus #ajinkyarahane #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/LsB5hPJ0Eg
— Ajinkya Rahane Fanclub (@AjinkyaRahane13) July 25, 2019
That’s a good brand to promote. From byjus learning for the students will be promoted.
— Sarthak Parmar | Actor ?? (@actor_sarthak) July 25, 2019
It’s far better to see a desi start up (@BYJUS )name appearing in India cricket team jursey than a Chinese mobile maker.
Also let’s think of promoting @makeinindia alongwith. @BCCI
— Santanu Bhattacherje (@SantanuSpeaks) July 25, 2019
It’s so Much good to hear that #byjus are replacing oppo on Indian Team kit and Jersey……Indian players will always support good education and also it’s an Indian sponsor…….rather than Chinese oppo ……@BCCI @ICC @imVkohli @msdhoni @iamsrk ?
— RP (@RP_5_) July 25, 2019
With #byjus becoming the jersey sponsor of @BCCI ‘s #TeamIndia, another coaching term for @RaviShastriOfc can earn him the epithet of BYJU BEWRA. #justsaying #IndianCricketTeam #cricket
— Suvam Pal (@suvvz) July 25, 2019
@BYJUS #TeamIndia @BCCI #byjus pic.twitter.com/RylBpjZs2H
— Apple_Jack ? (@Being_a_medico) July 25, 2019