IPL’s Kochi Franchise Signs Lotto as First Official Sponsor

February 15, 2011

Team Kochi, a franchise of cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL) has signed its first sponsor in Italian sports apparel brand Lotto according to Kochi Cricket Pvt Ltd chairman Mukesh Patel.

In an interview with SportzPower Patel claimed that the franchise were in negotiations with a number of advertisers with regards to shirt sponsorship stating: “We are in negotiations with several corporates.”

The chairman also confirmed that the franchise, currently without a logo, is set to unveil their team identity soon having gone through presentations from various agencies, adding: “We will unveil our new logo in the next few days.”

Queried as to where will the franchise play its home matches Patel said that it was up to the BCCI to decide, at the same time affirming that the matches will be played in Kochi, “That is what we have been told till now,” he said adding, “That is BCCI’s discretion, we haven’t got anything in writing from them (BCCI).”