India's cricket team will be playing the three-match T20 International series with South Africa from September 15 to 22 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala during which they will be sporting a new jersey. The new jersey will don a new brand name, BYJU'S, replacing the old sponsor Oppo, a Chinese mobile manufacturer. The new sponsor, BYJU'S is a Bengaluru-based educational technology and online tutorial firm that has taken over the sponsorship rights. The deal between the BCCI and Oppo was reportedly worth Rs. 1,079 crore which was inked in 2017 for a five-year period. A source said that the transfer of sponsorship was a "tripartite agreement" between Oppo, BYJU'S, and the BCCI.
In March 2017, Oppo won the Indian team jersey rights for a five-year period after outbidding Vivo mobiles' Rs. 768 crore bid. As per the deal, Oppo was paying BCCI Rs. 4.61 crore per bilateral match and Rs. 1.56 crore for an ICC event game. The BCCI had a clause in the contract that allowed the transfer of sponsorship and wouldn't lose any money as the new company would pay the same amount as the old one. The new jersey was unveiled before the press which showed the logo of Oppo replaced by BYJU'S.
Cricket fans haven't forgotten the Orange jersey worn by Team India for the World Cup in 2019. The new jersey had orange stripes on the shoulders, sides and at the back while the torso had India's traditional blue colour. The orange jersey picked up a huge trend after the first picture of the jersey was leaked which spread like wildfire on the internet. The jersey was worn for selected matches of the World Cup.