BCCI to decide on India home series sponsors on Thursday

The base price for buying rights for India’s home fixtures has been set at Rs 2 crore per match © Getty Images

Mumbai: Oct 2, 2013

The newly constituted 26-member Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) marketing committee headed by Amitabh Chaudhary is set to meet in Mumbai on Thursday to decide on the new title sponsors for the international matches organised in India for the next six months.

The BCCI had invited new bids from corporate houses after existing series title sponsors — telecom major Airtel — decided against renewing their association with the Board.

The bids — for matches to be held from October 1 this year to March 31, 2014 — are to be opened, evaluated and sponsorships awarded on Thursday at 12 noon, the BCCI had announced.

Airtel had won the rights as series sponsors for all international and domestic matches played in India from September 1, 2010 to March 31, 2013 for a consideration of Rs 3.33 crore per match.

The base price for buying rights for India‘s home fixtures has been set at Rs 2 crore per match (Tests/ODIs/Twenty20 Internationals).

There are two international series currently scheduled during the period — the seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series and a T20I between India and Australia, followed by two Tests and three ODIs against the West Indies.

Sponsorship rights will extend to domestic events such as Irani Cup, Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Vijay Hazare, Deodhar Trophy and Raj Singh Dungarpur Trophy.