Calcutta (The Telegraph): If there’s no change in Sahara’s stand on withdrawing as sponsors of Team India, then there’s a “very good chance” that Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will step in.
“Assuming that Sahara’s decision stands, watch out for RIL... There’s a very good chance that it will extend its association with cricket in India,” a top source told The Telegraph late on Saturday.
The Ambanis own the Mumbai Indians, one of the top teams in the IPL, which is captained by Sachin Tendulkar.
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Moreover, the Ambanis are on excellent terms with the Board of Control for Cricket in India brass.
Significantly, during patriarch Dhirubhai’s days, Reliance had sponsored the 1987 World Cup, jointly hosted by India and Pakistan.