On Tuesday the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released a press statement that MPL Sports will be the new kit sponsor and it’s official merchandise partner. MPL Sports is the athleisure wear and sports merchandise brand from e-sports platform Mobile Premier League.
MPL Sports has signed a three-year deal with BCCI which begins from November 2020 and will go on till December 2023. The upcoming India’s tour of Australia, 2020-21, will mark MPL Sports’ association with the BCCI, where Team India will be seen sporting new jersey.
The deal also includes new kits for the senior women and the Under-19 teams.
The official BCCI release stated “Under the newly-inked strategic partnership, MPL Sports has entered into a three-year agreement from November 2020 to December 2023. MPL Sports’ association with the BCCI begins with upcoming India’s tour of Australia, 2020-21, which will see Team India sporting the new jerseys. The senior men and women and the Under-19 teams are also a part of the deal for the new kits. Apart from Team India jerseys, MPL Sports will also sell licensed Team India merchandise. MPL Sports will offer the jerseys and its wide range of Team India merchandise to fans at affordable prices.”
Sourav Ganguly, BCCI President said “We are delighted to announce the dawn of a new era for Indian cricket with the appointment of MPL Sports as the kit sponsor for the Indian men’s and women’s national cricket team until 2023. We look forward to MPL Sports adding a new chapter to the team’s kit, and bring Official BCCI licensed merchandise within easy and convenient reach for the billion-plus fans who cheer for Team India.”
Sydney Cricket Ground will be hosting the first ODI between India and Australia will be played on November 27.