Cricket is the favourite sport in India and the sport has fans all around the world. The boycott trend has increased over time and people are boycotting effectively what they feel that it is against society. The fan following for cricket is quite huge in India and there is not a single street in the country where the sport is not played.
There are a few occasions when people decided to boycott cricket as well. We have handpicked three such occasions when people went over the board to come up with boycott trends that affected cricket.
Here are the three occasions:
1) Boycott Indian T20 League – for retaining its Chinese sponsor:
India has a tense relationship with China and people even went on to boycott Chinese products. In addition to it, it was such a time that the Chinese apps were getting banned one by one in India. Famous games and budding apps were removed from the Play Store and App Store.
But in a twist, the Indian cricket board announced that they’ll retain ‘Vivo’ as their sponsor in the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 League. This led to a backlash from the fans who were sceptical of the brand and started trending ‘#boytcottindiant20league’ on Twitter. The hashtag received millions of tweets and the Indian cricket board succumbed to the pressure as they replaced it with a fantasy app as the sponsor.