Mobile manufacturing firm OPPO has been named as the new sponsor of the Indian cricket team. The BCCI has signed a five-year sponsorship contract with OPPO which begins from April.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is pleased to announce OPPO Mobiles India Private Limited as the new team sponsor for the Indian Cricket Team,” the BCCI said in a statement on Tuesday as the Indian team was involved in an intense battle against Australia in the second Test in Bangalore .
The mobile manufacturers is all set replace STAR India whose contract will run out on March 31. The OPPO deal is likely to have gone beyond Rs 538 crore, the amount which STAR India had paid BCCI for its deal.
The next deal that the BCCI will have to sign is the IPL broadcast. The rights are currently with Sony and will end after this year’s IPL.