Sponsorship

  • BCCI brand not affected: Board Secretary October 3, 2013

    Justifying the new sponsorship deal with Star network, Sanjay Patel said the 'set price' is based on market forces. ...
  • Airtel not to renew sponsorship deal with BCCI: Sources September 18, 2013

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that Telecom giant Airtel has decided not to renew it's sponsorship deal, worth Rs 3.33 crore, with the BCCI. ...
  • BCCI invites bids for IPL title sponsorship October 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday invited bids for the title sponsorship for its showpiece Indian Premier League (IPL). The tender documents, which cost Rs.2 lakh, will be available from Saturday at the BCCI headquarters here at the Cricket Centre. The title sponsorship rights will be...
  • Bank ends deal with cycling team after Armstrong row October 19, 2012

    Amsterdam: Dutch bank Rabobank ended its multimillion euro backing of professional cycling on Friday, the latest sponsor scared away by a doping scandal that has engulfed seventimes Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. The bank is the biggest backer of the high profile Dutch Rabobank team, with total sponsorship worth 15...
  • Bhopal victims hold own Olympics to protest Dow July 26, 2012

    Bhopal: Hundreds of survivors of the deadly 1984 Bhopal gas leak held a "Special Olympics" on Thursday with children suffering birth defects in an effort to shame Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical Co. on the eve of the London Games. Survivors say Dow owes them compensation for the world's worst industrial disaster...
  • Barclays to pay 50pc more to renew EPL deal July 13, 2012

    London: Barclays has agreed to pay almost 50 per cent more to renew its title sponsorship of the English Premier League, while the bank is embroiled in an international ratefixing scandal. The league will receive 120 million pounds ($185 million) over three years from the 201314 season, a jump from the...
  • Dow sponsorship damages Games: London Assembly July 12, 2012

    London: London politicians called on Olympic officials to rethink their sponsorship contract with Dow Chemical on Wednesday, saying the company's links to the 1984 Bhopal disaster damaged the reputation of this month's Games. Members of the London Assembly, the body which oversees the work of the capital's mayor, said London Olympic...
  • CSA to sign huge sponsorship deal June 5, 2012

    Johannesburg: In a boost to its sagging fortunes after the IPL 2 bonuses debacle, Cricket South Africa is on the verge of signing a huge deal with a leading insurance company. Acting chief executive of CSA, Jacques Faul confirmed that a sixyear sponsorship deal with a financial institution was imminent,...
  • We're against player retention policy: Roy February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy, who reached a compromise with the BCCI to pave the way for Pune Warriors' participation in the IPL, on Thursday demanded an open auction without any player retention to make the cashrich Twenty20 league more entertaining. Roy said that doing away with player retention...
  • No resolution in SaharaBCCI standoff February 13, 2012

    Chennai: Soon after the BCCI clarified that it would not make an exception for the Sahara Group to end its standoff with the longtime Team India sponsors, the Subrata Royled Sahara hit back at the Indian cricket board, accusing them of breach of trust. In a statement released shortly after the...
  • No exception will be made for Sahara: BCCI February 13, 2012

    Chennai: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has put the ball in the Sahara Group's court, saying it has conveyed its decision on the weeklong stalemate between the two parties to Sahara and is now hoping for a positive response, while reiterating that no exception would be made for them. However, BCCI...
  • BCCI, Sahara aim at resolution today February 13, 2012

    Chennai: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) and the Sahara Group will resume talks over "outstanding issues" between the two parties at the board's Working Committee meeting here today with an aim to break a weeklong stalemate. Top BCCI officials and members of the Sahara Group which had last Saturday...
  • BCCISahara meet postponed to Monday February 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The BCCI decided to take all the "outstanding issues" concerning the aggrieved Sahara Group to its Working Committee meeting on Monday, which is expected to give finishing touches to a compromise formula aimed at breaking the weeklong stalemate between the two parties. The top brass of the BCCI and Sahara,...
  • BCCI hopeful ahead of Sahara meeting February 12, 2012

    BCCI president N Srinivasan hopes their differences with Sahara will be sorted out in Sunday's meeting. Earlier this week, Sahara ended its sponsorship deal with the cricket board. ...
  • Out of cricket, Sahara set to renew hockey deal February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Their association with cricket might have gone sour but Sahara Group is set to renew its longterm sponsorship deal with Indian hockey by signing a fiveyear agreement with Hockey India, the modalities of which have been worked out. Under the agreement, expected to be signed in the next few...
  • Newsmaker of the day: N Srinivasan February 6, 2012

    BCCI president N Srinivasan is hopeful of resolving all issues with Sahara India through dialogue, after the latter backed out of sponsorship of Team India and the Pune Warriors on Saturday. ...
  • Hope to resolve issues with Sahara through dialogue: BCCI February 6, 2012

    BCCI president N Srinivasan is hopeful of resolving all issues with Sahara India through dialogue, after the latter backed out of sponsorship of Team India and the Pune Warriors on Saturday. ...
  • Bad timing for IPL auction: Gavaskar February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels BCCI could have postponed the Players' Auction for the 5th edition of Indian Premier League after they came to know about Sahara India's decision to snap its sponsorship contract with Team India and also pull out of the IPL. Sahara India Saturday ended...
  • Goa leaders hope for divine help, fund pilgrimages January 18, 2012

    Panaji: Politicians in Goa have suddenly begun sponsoring pilgrimages to Hindu and Christian religious sites with gusto possibly hoping for "divine intervention" in the March 3 polls. Both aspiring candidates as well as Election Commission officials acknowledge that Hindu and Christian voters were being sponsored for pilgrimages to Shirdi...
  • Clarke tripleton bat without sponsor! January 5, 2012

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke rewrote the record books at the Sydney Cricket Ground with his unbeaten triple hundred against India but his bat went without any sponsor's logo for the first time. The skipper en route to his maiden triple ton surpassed British Reginald Erskine Foster's century old 287 to...
  • PSUs asked to withhold CWG sponsorship August 19, 2010

    New Delhi: In what could be a severe jolt to the crisis-ridden Commonwealth Games, the Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said his ministry has asked PSUs to hold back sponsorship money totalling up to Rs 260 crore for the event. "We have already asked PSUs to hold...
  • Sprinter Manjeet Kaur gets sponsorship for training July 30, 2008

    New Delhi: Indian sprinter Manjeet Kaur is gearing up for the Beijing Olympics which are just three weeks away. In times, when athletes complain of the lack of funds for training, Kaur was helped by real estate company Omaxe to prepare for the Olympics. She has been given Rs 34 lakh...
  • Bharti to fund U-16 soccer team's AFC C'ship preparation October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: In a welcome initiative which augurs well for Indian football's youth development programme, telecom giant Bharti Enterprises on Thursday announced that it would fund the Under-16 team's preparation for the AFC Championship later this year. Under a one-year agreement with the All India Football Federation, the first for a...
  • College fests thrive on towering sponsorships December 3, 2007

    Mumbai: December is that time of the year when college festivals are the flavour of the season. But it’s not just about competition, culture and razzmatazz, for now, towering budgets also factor in the size of the events planned. And given that premise, IIT Bombay’s annual inter-college fest Mood Indigo,...
  • The money and the economics of Durga Puja October 18, 2007

    Kolkata: The pandals are bigger and fancier across Kolkata this year and giving competition to the Goddess in an effort to grab eyeballs are advertisements. Big corporates are pumping in crores this festive season after all banners at key spots is the best way to get consumer attention. Says Sponsor Rene...
  • Cricket stumps India's Everest dreams June 20, 2007

    Kathmandu: As the first reports of the conquest of the world's tallest and most magnetic mountain start pouring in this summer, there is a sad dearth of Indian heroes at the top, with sponsors favouring cricket over all other sports. While India, boasting of a population of over one billion, holds...