IPL 2020 new logo revealed - Check out what it looks like
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | Aug 20, 2020, 08:00 pm
The upcoming thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) scheduled to be held from September 19 to November 10 had popular fantasy sports platform, Dream11, announced as its title sponsor announced earlier this week. With the announcement of Dream11 as the cash-rich tournament's title sponsor, IPL has now unveiled a new logo for the 2020 edition. IPL took to Instagram to share a story with a picture of the new logo, with the hashtag, "#Dream11IPL", and queried fans on their opinion.
Defending champions and four-time tournament winners Mumbai Indians, who will be playing the first match of the upcoming season on September 19, also shared the new IPL 2020 logo on their Instagram page with the caption, "Now taking guard, #Dream11IPL".
Dream11 was confirmed to be the new title sponsor for the 2020 season of the IPL on Wednesday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The fantasy cricket league platform bid Rs 222 crore to secure the title sponsorship rights, after the BCCI and the Chinese mobile phone giant, Vivo, suspended their contract for this year amid the India-China border issue. The BCCI had been receiving Rs 440 crore per year under their deal with Vivo and prior to their suspension. Dream11 had beat companies like Tata Sons, Unacademy and Byju's during the bidding and went on to secure sponsorship for IPL 2020.
Initially scheduled to begin earlier this year on March 29, IPL 2020 was postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with the tournament now all set to begin on September 19. Considering the growing number of COVID-19 cases across India, the venue for the 13th season has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Teams like the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab departed for the UAE on Thursday, where they will undergo quarantine, with Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore scheduled to leave on Friday.