Mastercard replaces Paytm as title sponsor
NEW DELHI: Global payment and technology company Mastercard replaced India’s mobile payment app company Paytm as BCCI’s title sponsor for all international matches at home as well the domestic tournaments.
The change was imminent after Paytm had elaborate discussions with the BCCI mandarins on transfer of sponsorship rights. “Mastercard will be the title sponsor for all international matches (both men and women) held on home grounds, domestic cricket matches like Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Ranji Trophy organized by the BCCI as also all junior cricket (Under-19 and Under-23) matches held in India,” a press release stated.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said: “Along with the international home series, the BCCI’s domestic tournaments are crucial as they are a stepping stone towards making India a strong international side.”
Secretary Jay Shah, on his part, said: “We are in for an exciting period in Indian Cricket as we have Australia and South Africa coming over for white-ball series before the T20 World Cup and the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy early next year.”
He added: “Domestic cricket has a packed calendar with the return of the Duleep Trophy and a full-fledged Ranji Trophy season.”