Esports and mobile gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL) hops in as principal sponsor for both Knight Riders Franchises – Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL) and Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL). The space for MPL was created after edutech giant Byju’s pulled out of the principal sponsorship deal for the same year.
The Caribbean Premier League is scheduled to start on August 18, 2020 with the finals to take place on September 10, 2020 which will feature 6 teams including the Trinbago Knight Riders. Whereas the IPL will begin on September 19, 2020 in the UAE and conclude on Nov 10, 2020.
This deal almost ensures mass visibility for MPL for almost 80 days.
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“We are very excited to partner with MPL,” said Venky Mysore, MD and CEO, Knight Riders. “Our partnership across KKR in IPL and TKR in CPL will create new opportunities to socialize and activate our partnership”, he concluded.
“We are excited to be the principal sponsors for Kolkata Knight Riders. The team has been a household name right from the start and have won the prestigious IPL championship twice,” said Abhishek Madhavan, VP, Growth and Marketing, MPL. “It is the perfect marriage that will help us take our brand to more users. With Trinbago Knight Riders, one of the strongest teams, having won the CPL Championship three times, as its sister franchise, this association will help us take MPL to the international sports arena.”