IPL advertisers back tournament’s suspension, silent about losses

Advertisers on the Indian Premier League (IPL) remained silent about losses due to indefinite suspension of the tournament, although industry insiders said it was the right thing to do considering the current surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
The BCCI on Tuesday decided to indefinitely suspend the lucrative T20 cricket event due to a COVID-19 outbreak in its bio-bubble.
Harsh Jain, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Dream11 & Dream Sports said, “We agree with BCCI’s decision to postpone the IPL. Focussing on tackling the current crisis in India, along with ensuring the health and safety of players, is far more important than any business impact.
Dream11 is one of the official partners of IPL 2021.
A senior official in a media planning firm on condition of anonymity said postponement of IPL was the right thing to do in the current situation.
“Given the current surge of COVID-19, postponement was needed. Lives of players are more important,” he said.
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