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Rahul Dravid to continue as India A and U-19 coach

The former India captain will continue as coach for the next two years

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 30, 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced today that Mr. Rahul Dravid will continue as coach for India A and U-19 teams for the next two years.

The former India captain was first appointed as the coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership the youngsters have achieved outstanding results, at home and away.

In his first assignment as coach, the ‘A’ side won the triangular series in Australia which also had South Africa as the third team. He repeated that success with the Under-19 team as well, guiding them to the final of the World Cup in 2016.

BCCI Acting President, Mr. CK Khanna said, “Over the last two years, Rahul Dravid has been instrumental in getting young talent into the mix who have proved their worth on the big stage. We are glad to continue his services for the next two years and are sure that this is a bright sign for Indian cricket which will see many more young talents coming up in the future.”

BCCI Acting Secretary, Mr. Amitabh Choudhary said, “Rahul Dravid is known for the discipline and commitment he brings to the table. He has been successful in grooming the youngsters in the last two years. I wish him all the very best for his assignments with the two teams for the next two years.”

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Vivo retains IPL sponsorship for the next five years

The premium global smartphone manufacturer bid Rs. 2199 crores, which is a 554% increase over the previous contract.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced its association with Vivo as the title sponsor for the Indian Premier League for the next five years. The premium global smartphone manufacturer bid Rs. 2199 crores, which is a 554% increase over the previous contract.

In the upcoming five IPL seasons (2018 - 2022), Vivo and IPL will have extensive cooperation in terms of sports events, on-ground activations and marketing campaigns.

Speaking on the development, Chairman of the IPL, Mr. Rajeev Shukla said, “We are delighted to have Vivo joining us once again as the title sponsor for IPL for next five years. The association with Vivo has been great for the past two seasons and I am sure they will continue to make it bigger and better.”

Acting President of the BCCI, Mr. CK Khanna said, “Vivo as a brand has carved its niche and legacy in the market. We are extremely glad to have Vivo as the title sponsor and look forward to an enriching affiliation for both stakeholders.”

Acting Secretary of the BCCI, Mr. Amitabh Choudhary said, “We received an overwhelming response for the title sponsorship rights and we are glad to have Vivo back on board. It is a renewal of a fruitful relationship with the brand that will extend for the next five years.”

Amitabh Choudhary
Acting Hony. Secretary
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