Indian skipper Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday unveiled team’s new jersey on the eve of the first Twenty20 international in Dharamsala against South Africa.
Bengaluru-based online tutoring company, Byju’s, was in July announced as the new brand name on the Indian team jersey, replacing the Chinese mobile-phone manufacturer, Oppo.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is pleased to welcome India’s leading education and learning app BYJU’S (Think and Learn Private Limited) as the official Team India sponsor from 5th September, 2019 until 31st March, 2022,” the BCCI had said in a media release.
“BYJU’S will be taking over all obligations of the current team sponsor OPPO mobiles India private limited (OPPO). BYJU’S will now be seen on the Indian team jersey from September 2019 when the home series against South Africa begins,” added BCCI.
Discussing the association with Indian cricket team, Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO of Byju’s, had said: “We are proud to be the Indian Cricket Team sponsor. Cricket is the heartbeat of all Indians and we are thrilled to be an integral part of our much loved team. As a learning company, BYJU’S has always recognised the critical role that sport plays in a child’s development. Just as cricket inspires a billion budding dreams across India, we too as a learning company hope to inspire the love of learning in every child’s heart.”
Oppo, who had bid Rs 4.6 crore per bilateral cricket match that India play, and Rs 1.56 per ICC tournament or Asian Cricket Council match. ended the association with the Indian team after the recently-concluded India versus West Indies series.
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