Team India New Jersey: The Indian cricketers were seen in a new jersey sponsored by the renowned educational technology firm.
Bangalore-based educational technology and online tutoring firm Byju’s will now be the sponsor on the jersey of the Indian cricketers. The renowned brand has replaced Chinese mobile phone company Oppo, whose deal had started in March 2017.
Oppo had made a winning bid of about INR 1,079 crores for the jersey rights in for a period of five years. This worked out to be INR 4.6 crores for a bilateral match and INR 1.56 crores for an ICC tournament or Asia Cup match.
It is worth mentioning that Oppo assigned the rights to Byju’s to decrease their losses. The larger picture will see BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) receiving the same amount of money till March 2022.
“Basically, what Oppo has done is cut its losses. They’ve reassigned the rights to Byju’s. They will pay Byju’s a minor amount to help make the full payment while Byju’s will pay BCCI. The board will continue to get what is due to it,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying when the announcement was made a couple of months ago.
Team India New Jersey
The first look of the new jersey had come out when all-rounder Hardik Pandya had posted a selfie on his official Instagram handle. While Pandya didn’t wear the playing jersey, that one was donned by captain Virat Kohli during the pre-series press conference in Dharamsala.
Soon enough, vice-captain Rohit Sharma and coach Ravi Shastri were seen with Kohli in photos which went viral on the social media. The official Twitter account of the BCCI also posted photos of players training in the new jerseys.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 14, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 13, 2019
I was happy that an Indian company BYJU’S are sponsoring India.
But the jersey looks way bad.
At least remove the logo and mention just BYJU’S.
It may look okay then.
India should come up with new designs.
Bored of these.
♂️♂️♂️#INDvSA #U19AsiaCup2019 pic.twitter.com/xShE9368AE
— Akki (@Akki25442251) September 14, 2019
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma & Ravi Shastri Unveils Team India’s Jersey with New Sponsor – BYJU’S .#byjus #teamindia #jersey #indiancricketteam #indiancricket #viratkohli #virat #kohli #RohitSharma @PrithviOfficial @Poffactio pic.twitter.com/U6mk5uQCBh
— ℙ ™ (@PrithviTrends) September 14, 2019
India and South Africa will play the first of the three T20Is tomorrow at the HPCA Cricket Association Stadium.