Amid the growing tension between on India China borders, Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia made a quick and prompt decision to end all ties with the Chinese sponsors in IPL considering the ongoing tension between the two countries. It was just yesterday, the GOI decided to ban 59 Chinese apps in India, including famous TikTok, creating a dent in their deep pockets. In his statement according to India TV, Ness Wadia said that country comes first.
In his statement to PTI, Kings Xi Punjab Co-Owner Ness Wadia said, “We should do it (sever ties with Chinese sponsors in IPL) for the sake of the nation. Country comes first, money is secondary. And it is the Indian Premier League, not the Chinese Premier League. It should lead by example and show the way” He further added “Yes it would be difficult to find sponsors initially but I am sure there are enough Indian sponsors who can replace them. We must have all the respect for the nation and our government and most importantly for the soldiers who risk their lives for us”.
India China’s face-off, the incident is the biggest confrontation between the two militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La. A close source to PTI said “It will be tough to replace them initially but if it has to be done for the sake of the nation, we should do it," A different team owner said, “Let the government decide first, whatever they decide, we will follow.” Wadia further added, “It is our moral responsibility to stand with the nation at this hour. If I was the BCCI president, I would say find me an Indian sponsor for the upcoming season. Indian companies need to step up and see the same benefits and opportunities that Chinese companies have seen in the IPL, which is the best T20 league in the world.”
He added “The teams too should be given time to replace their Chinese sponsors. As I said, there are enough Indian companies which can replace them. If India plays its card right, it can really be the superpower it desires to be.” (ALSO READ: Preity Zinta Molestation Case: Charge Sheet Filed, Ness Wadia Appears In Court)
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