IPL to be sponsored by Pepsi

BCCI announces drinks giant as title-sponsor of its flagship competition for five years from next season

Dubai: Pepsi will be the new title-sponsors of Indian Premier League for five years from next season.

The working committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which met in Mumbai,  went with the drinks giant as they were the highest bidders among a handful of leading Indian corporate giants.

The IPL VI next year will be a significant one as Pakistan cricketers are also likely to be part of the auction for the first time since the inaugural edition in 2008. 

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Mitchell Santner during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match between India and New Zealand at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on September 26, 2016. AFP