OPPO to replace STAR India as India cricket team sponsor

Mobile manufacturer OPPO was named as the new jersey sponsor of the Indian cricket team. The BCCI has signed a five-year contract with OPPO which begins from April 2017. The news was announced by Board of Control for Cricket in India on Tuesday after the bid documents of all the aspirants were reached at BBCI’s headquarters.

BCCI said: “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 mobile manufacturing giant OPPO’s association with BCCI will start from April 2017 for a period of five years.”

OPPO will replace STAR India whose sponsorship deal expires in March this year. The BCCI had set a base price of Rs. 2.2 crore a match for all the bilateral games and Rs. 70 lakh for every ICC tournament match.

The new deal is likely to have gone beyond current deal with STAR India R538 crore. However, the exact amount is not confirmed.