Tata Group to replace Vivo as IPL title sponsor: Chairman

Tata Group to replace Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo as IPL title sponsor next year, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Brijesh Patel told news agency PTI.

The IPL is all set to be a 10-team tournament in 2022 as RPS Goenka group bagged the Lucknow-based franchise for its highest bid at 7,090 crore.

Meanwhile, Ahmedabad-based franchise will be owned by CVC Group after CVC Capital made the winning bid at 5,625 crore.

The 2022 mega auction will take place in Bengaluru in the second week of February, news agency ANI had reported earlier.

In November last year, all the existing IPL franchises had revealed the list of their retained players ahead of the mega auction of the upcoming season.

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, and Glenn Maxwell are among some of the big names that the existing franchises have decided to retain for IPL 2022.

The two new IPL franchises — Lucknow and Ahmedabad have a budget of 33 crore to pick three players who go back into the pool before the mega auction begins.

The IPL’s first season was played in 2008, and ever since, the league has grown in stature and it is one of the most viewed competitions in the world.

Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, SunRisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, and Rajasthan Royals have been with the league since its inception. The Hyderabad franchise was earlier named Deccan Chargers but it came to be known as SunRisers Hyderabad after a change in ownership.

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