Mumbai: While it still remains unclear whether Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will feature in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who are having a showdown of sorts against the International Cricket Council over the suggested slashed share of revenue, in association with OPPO, launched the new Team India jersey here on Thursday.
OPPO had won the rights to be Team India’s official sponsor by bidding $162 million for a five-year period starting in April 2017. As a part of the deal, Rs. 4.61 crore per bilateral game involving the Indian team, the smartphone manufacturers will be paying Rs. 1.56 crore for every game featuring in an ICC tournament and Rs. 4.61 crore per bilateral game where Team India is playing.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri was present during the launch of the jersey.
OPPO were also the sponsors of now-defunct Champions League Twenty20 in 2014.
India, who had won the Champions Trophy under MS Dhoni in 2013, will be defending their title as they play under Kohli, new Indian skipper across formats, this year.