IPL title sponsor Vivo has ended its association with the T20 league, following the border tensions with China. Vivo is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer. The BCCI and Vivo have mutually agreed to end the five-season contract after only two editions.
While no one from the BCCI was available for an official comment, a Vivo India spokesperson said the company is “not commenting on the matter yet”.
A formal announcement of the deal coming to an end is expected soon. This is so that BCCI can incite fresh bids exclusively for the 2020 edition.