Mastercard Joins Fingers With BCCI As Title Sponsor For Its Worldwide And Home Cricket Matches In India


The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday introduced that Mastercard has acquired title sponsorship for all its worldwide and home cricket matches to be held in India. Mastercard will exchange Paytm because the title sponsor.

In July this 12 months, the Indian cost firm requested BCCI to agree for it to exit because the title sponsor and needed to switch their rights to Mastercard provided that the settlement between BCCI and Paytm was from September 2019 to March 31, 2023.

The corporate had missed the July timeline to request for reassignment of the sponsorship. Nevertheless, contemplating the “longstanding” relationship between the 2 events, the BCCI thought-about Paytm’s request.

“Will probably be the title sponsor for all worldwide matches (each men and women) held on house floor, home cricket matches like Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Ranji Trophy organized by the BCCI as additionally all junior cricket (Below 19 and Below 23) matches held in India,” the BCCI stated in an announcement on Monday.

MS-Dhoni-at-Mastercard-Event. PC- Twitter
MS-Dhoni-at-Mastercard-Occasion. PC- Twitter

MS Dhoni, model ambassador of Mastercard stated: “Cricket has been my life and given me the whole lot I’ve. I’m thrilled that Mastercard is sponsoring all the house cricket matches of the BCCI, and particularly the home, junior and girls’s cricket. The Ranji and junior gamers of right this moment will play for the nation tomorrow and proceed to embody the delight of 1.3 billion Indians.”

Sourav Ganguly And Jay Shah Elated At The New Partnership Between BCCI And Mastercard

This settlement between Mastercard and BCCI permits the monetary giants to attach with cricket lovers throughout the nation and past.

BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly
BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly, President, Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated “The BCCI welcomes Mastercard because the Title Sponsor for house cricket matches for the 2022-23 season. Together with the worldwide house sequence, the BCCI’s home tournaments are essential as they’re a stepping stone in direction of making India a powerful worldwide aspect.  The BCCI actually values Mastercard’s help in constructing Indian cricket. This sport is greater than a ardour level, it’s a lifestyle and we stay up for some modern experiences for the followers by way of this partnership and delivering worth to Mastercard by way of this collaboration.”

Aside from cricket, Mastercard is very invested in sponsorships worldwide with marquee properties just like the UEFA Champions league, the Grammys, the Cannes Movie Pageant, and the Australian and French Open tennis tournaments, and Mastercard’s tie-up with the BCCI additional enhances its prestigious portfolio of partnerships.

Jay Shah on Women's IPL
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Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI stated: “The BCCI is happy to affiliate with a worldwide marquee model – Mastercard. We’re in for an thrilling interval in Indian Cricket as we’ve got Australia and South Africa coming over for white-ball sequence earlier than the T20 World Cup and Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the distinguished Border-Gavaskar Trophy early subsequent 12 months whereas home cricket has a packed calendar with the return of the Duleep Trophy and a full-fledged Ranji Trophy season. The 2022-23 season will witness quite a lot of motion throughout age teams and I’m assured that this might be an enriching partnership.”

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