Sports & Games Current Affairs - 2020

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BCCI awards title sponsorship rights to Paytm for 5 more years

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended Paytm’s association as title sponsor for Indian cricket team for all cricket matches, domestic and international, played in India for 5 more years. Paytm bagged the title sponsorship rights by signing the deal for Rs.326.80 crores which it will pay to BCCI over a period ranging between 2019 and 2023, starting October 2019.

Key Highlights

After opening of the bid documents by BCCI at its headquarter in Mumbai for next cycle- October 2019 to September 2023, One 97 Communications Pvt. Ltd., the parent company of Paytm walked away with winning bid at Rs.3.80 crores/match.

This winning bid of Rs.3.80 crore/match is at 58% incremental value (in sponsorship amount), in comparison to previous per match value of Rs.2.4 crores. In October 2015, Paytm-the mobile payment and financial services platform had replaced Micromax with a bid of Rs. 2.42 crore/match.

Even though the men’s international cricket in India is the drawing card for market, the BCCI offers an extension of sponsorship rights for domestic cricket and women’s international games at no additional cost.

With India’s men set to host at least 86 international matches in bilateral series over next 4 year period, Paytm will continue to be title sponsor for all major cricket tournaments in India.

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CISF win 10 medals ‘World Police and Fire Games’ 2019 in China

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sports personnel won 10 medals, at recently-concluded World Police and Fire Games 2019 (WPFG-2019) held at Chengdu, China’s southwestern Sichuan province.

Key Highlights

CISF sports personnel represented India in different sporting events held at WPEG-2019.

10 medals won by CISF includes 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals.

CISF DG Rajesh Ranjan felicitated sports personnel for their performance.

CISF has a comprehensive sports facility that seeks to foster culture of sports in force. This also ensures fair and reasonable opportunities to talented sports personnel so that they can fully realise their potential and win laurels for organisation and country.

About World Police and Fire Games

It is a worldwide Olympic-style sporting event which is held every two years. The 2019 edition was held from 8-18 August 8 in Chengdu city, China.

In this Olympic-style competition, Athletes from more than 70 countries participated and competed in more than 60 sports.

Participants: include representative from law enforcement, fire-fighters and police officers from corrections, border protection, probation, customs and immigration. In WPFG-2019 10,000 athletes participated.

WPFG-2021: World Police and Fire Games 2021 will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. WPFG-2023 will be in Winnipeg, Canada.

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