Reliance Jio has reportedly turned down the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s offer for title sponsor of the next edition of IPL T20 tournament.
The development came after mobile company giant and Indian Premier League title sponsor, VIVO pulled out of the deal for this edition of the T20 tournament.
It is believed that Vivo’s decision came in the wake of the negative publicity it received after the Galwan Valley clash.
The Mumbai Indian representative turned down the offer saying that ‘they are not exploring any association like that’, according to reports.
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It has also been learnt that the BCCI has sent SOS to various corporate houses like PayTM and Byju’s, but none of them is showing any interest.
Meanwhile, the IPL Governing Council has made an announcement that the tournament will take place in the UAE and it will start from September 19 and the final will be played on November 10.
The matches will take place in three venues and the teams will start reaching UAE after August 26.
Most teams are opting to stay in resorts and avoid hotels.