Chinese Mobile makers Oppo with whom the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have struck a record deal of Rs 1080 crores over five years for jersey rights, unveiled the Indian limited overs jersey for the Men in Blue at a launch event in Mumbai.While the jersey launch was studded with glitz and glamour, the new sponsors are still in the dark over India’s participation in the Champions Trophy. Given the BCCI’s prevailing standoff with the ICC over the revenue model, the sponsors cannot be certain if they will be able to showcase their brand name for the first time with the Indian team.Welcome to the Indian Cricket Family – @oppomobileindia #OPPO #TeamIndia – @RJohri pic.twitter.com/hDoLAq6XJn- BCCI (@BCCI) May 4, 2017No Indian player was in attendance at the launch while the BCCI was represented by CEO Rahul Johri and Committee of Administrators (COA) member Diana Eduljee. BCCI office bearers, secretary Amitabh Choudhary and acting President CK Khanna, who would otherwise be in attendance, gave the event a miss.Asked about the irony in timing of the jersey launch with BCCI contemplating a pullout of the Champions Trophy, all the CEO could say was, “Lets wait for the SGM on Sunday.”However, the sponsors, players and fan can afford to breathe a little easy thanks to the CoA’s assurance to Virat Kohli that India will indeed get to defend the Champions Trophy they won back in 2013. The Supreme Court-appointed panel has also asked the BCCI to convene a selection meeting to pick the team for the Champions Trophy.advertisement
American TweetPenn State made some news yesterday when it was revealed that the team literally buried the game tape of its 27-10 season-opening loss to Temple with a shovel. In the embarrassing defeat, the Nittany Lions surrendered 10 sacks. While Penn State was ready to let that game go, the American Athletic Conference, of which Temple is a member, wants to relish the memory of it . That’s why the AAC’s official football Twitter account dropped a solid troll job on Penn State this morning. Penn State may have buried the game tape, but you can watch all 10 @Temple_FB sacks from Sat on our YouTube page https://t.co/xkp5lidkzS— American Football (@American_FB) September 9, 2015That’s tremendous. This was Temple’s first win over PSU in over 70 years, and they set a conference sack record in the process. The AAC doesn’t have many opportunities to brag about its football accomplishments, so it is understandably proud of the Owls’ performance.