Indian cricket team’s new jersey sponsors will be BYJU’S

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
File photo of Indian cricket team.(Action Images via Reuters)
File photo of Indian cricket team.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 06:57 PM IST
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced BYJU’s as the new jersey sponsors for the Indian cricket team. BYJU’s is a leading education and learning app and has superstar Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador.

“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. 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,” BCCI stated in a press release.

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About the announcement, Mr. Rahul Johri, CEO, BCCI, said, “On behalf of the BCCI, we would like to thank OPPO for its partnership with Indian Cricket. I congratulate BYJU’S on becoming the new Team India sponsor. BCCI and BYJU’S share a common vision and together we will take Indian Cricket forward.”

Byju Raveendran, Founder & CEO of BYJU’S 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.”

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OPPO India said, “We would like to thank Team India and BCCI for a meaningful association that led OPPO to become a household name in just five years of operations in India. As OPPO enters into its sixth year, India will continue to remain a key growth market. To meet rapidly growing consumer demand, OPPO will accelerate its efforts on local Production, R&D and Retail. This will help OPPO bolster its commitment to offer Indian consumers cutting-edge technology and a premium experience.”

In March 2017, Oppo won the Indian team jersey rights for a five-year period after outbidding Vivo mobiles’ 768 crore bid. As per the deal, Oppo was paying BCCI 4.61 crore per bilateral match and 1.56 crore for an ICC event game.

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