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Paytm Signs Up as the Official Umpire Partner for VIVO IPL for the Next 5 Years

12-March-2018
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Paytm Signs Up as the Official Umpire Partner for VIVO IPL for the Next 5 Years

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced its association with Paytm as the Official Umpire Partner of the VIVO Indian Premier League for the next five years. Paytm is also the Title Sponsor of India Cricket.

Speaking on the development, Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Chairman of the IPL, said, “Paytm are presently the Title Sponsors of India Cricket and the relationship has now been extended to the IPL. Both Paytm and BCCI share a strong bond and we will continue to provide great value to Paytm.”

Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm, said, “We are delighted to be the IPL Umpire Partner for the next five years. Cricket has been a key element in Paytm's brand journey and it has worked brilliantly for our young brand. In addition to IPL, we have also been the Title Sponsor for India cricket for the last few years. We had a great relationship with the BCCI, and our investment in IPL further reaffirms our commitment to this wonderful sport.”

Paytm offers a wide range of online and offline payment use. Cases including mobile recharges, utility bill payments, movie ticketing as well as travel bookings among others. Paytm pioneered QR-based payments in the country, allowing millions of small merchants to accept payments using their smartphones. Paytm QR now enables its merchant partners to accept Paytm and UPI payments directly into their bank accounts at no charge, as it aims at extending its support to all major payment instruments and help them grow their, business.

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