Chinese mobile company Vivo pays Rs 440 crore per season to BCCI for being the title sponsor of IPL.
Raina further said that Dhoni has been a great brand ambassador for IPL and fans will see him in his best fighting spirit.
IPL 2020: One positive case and league could be doomed, says Ness Wadia calling for strict compliance with BCCI SOP
Ness Wadia himself has not decided on travelling to the UAE for the IPL but said safety can't be compromised.
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina believes COVID-19 protocol will pose new challenges for players
Insisting that fitness would be key to success after being struck at home since March due to the pandemic, Raina said he was eagerly waiting for the tournament to begin.
Harmanpreet Kaur is excited about playing in the UAE for the first time and is looking forward to come out of the long break and headline the Women's T20 Challenge, to be held during the IPL in November.
IPL 2020: Teams want 3-day quarantine in UAE instead of six, request contactless food delivery to hotel
IPL teams want a three-day quarantine for their players arriving in the UAE instead of the six days mentioned in the BCCI draft SOP and have also sought the board's permission to organise team and family dinners with adequate advanced notice.
IPL 2020: Players, support staff required to return five negative tests before starting training in UAE
Players and support staff will have to return two negative tests before flying to the UAE for IPL 2020, and three more before they can begin training inside the bio-secure bubble.
The calls for BCCI to boycott Chinese sponsors, including Vivo, can be described as a knee-jerk reaction that rather than helping the cause would only end up in shooting Indian sport in the foot.
"It's not that the BCCI is not thinking about women's cricket. I only think they need to be more specific in communication about women's cricket," Chopra said.
WBBL-Women’s T20 Challenge conundrum: A different window, better planning would have made it a non-issue
The overlap between the WBBL and Women's T20 Challenge means cricketers would not be able to feature in both tournaments given the coronavirus-enforced restrictions.
Shanta Rangaswamy says BCCI’s decision to host T20 Challenge shows it’s commitment towards women’s cricket
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had earlier confirmed that the Women’s T20 Challenge will take place this year in November, during the men’s Indian Premier League.
Rahul Dravid to be part of BCCI’s COVID-19 task force for resumption of training, likely to be made its head
For resumption of training at the NCA in Bengaluru, the COVID task force will include Dravid, a medical officer, a hygiene officer and BCCI AGM, Cricket Operations.
CAIT a traders body has criticised BCCI’s decision to retain Chinese company Vivo as the title sponsor for upcoming season of Indian Premier League.
According to reports, the current apparel sponsor Nike has decided against renewing its contract.
Baroda Cricket Association says continuing with Dave Whatmore as coach will be difficult due to BCCI's new SOPs
Whatmore, 66, was appointed by Baroda as the coach of its Ranji Trophy team and also Director of Cricket in April this year.
Players who voluntarily declare that they have manipulated their date of birth by submitting fake/tampered documents in the past will not be suspended and allowed to participate in the appropriate age group level if they disclose their actual date of birth
BCCI releases 100-page SOP on training resumption; consent form required from players, individuals above 60 barred
The BCCI has said support staff, officials and ground staff over 60 years of age and with individuals with underlying medical conditions are barred from attending training camps.
IPL 2020 will be played from 19 September to 10 November, the governing council decided after a virtual meeting on Sunday, with Chinese sponsors, including title sponsor VIVO, ultimately retained.
Alyssa Healy expressed her dissatisfaction over BCCI's decision to host the Women's IPL around the same time as the men's event, which would lead to direct clash with the Women's Big Bash League.
The BCCI had received some criticism for cancelling the women team's tour of England at a time when the IPL preparations are on full swing.