‘#BoycottIPL”: Fans want to boycott IPL as Chinese Sponsors remain part of the cricket carnival

Mumbai: After months of deliberation and dates getting pushed further and further due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 edition of IPL will finally take place between September and November 10, the Indian Premier League Governing Council officially confirmed on Sunday.

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The venues decided for IPL 2020 matches are Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

This should’ve been news to cheer for the loyal followers of the tournament, who have been anticipating to watch some cricket in action for months.

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However, a PTI report stated that the board has decided to retain all its sponsors, including Chinese mobile company VIVO. This did not go well with the cricket fans. Notably, the aftermath of the clash between Indian and Chinese troops saw a blanket ban of 59 apps in the country. As many as 275 apps were also put under scrutiny for potential user privacy violations and national security threats.

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As the news of retention of Chinese sponsors broke on social media, #BoycottIPL followed next.

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