Mumbai Cricket Association has received three presentations for the naming rights of the Wankhede Stadium.
Representatives of DDB Mudra, Reliance IMG and Baseline Ventures Pvt. Ltd. have given presentation to the MCA for the naming rights of the iconic Wankhede Stadium in South Mumbai.
Baseline Venutures confirmed to the Insidesport.co that they were one of the three firms to have made a presentation for the naming rights.
“We are one of the three companies to make the presentation. We were called for presentation and we availed the opportunity. Now we are waiting for the results,” Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director and co-founder Baseline Ventures told Insidesport.co. “If we get it (the naming rights) we will be doing it for one of our clients,” he confirmed.
The representations were made during the managing committee recently.
The Wankhede Stadium has first hosted a Test match in 1973 and a year later it was named after the former MCA President Barrister Sheshrao Wankhede. The stadium has a history of corporate associations with one of the bowling ends named as the Tata end. The other one is Garware end, which also houses the Garware Club.
“The name Wankhede stadium will remain, only a prefix or a suffix will be added to it. Only the presentations have happened and no final decision has been taken. A final decision in this regard will be taken by the General Body of the MCA, ” PTI has reported quoting an MCA official, who did not divulge commercial details which were presented by one of three companies.
Reliance IMG has reportedly made only a basic presentation and no commercials were discussed. DD Mudra and Baseline Ventures have made complete technical and financial presentations.
Meanwhile, MCA has also received interests for the Mumbai Premier League, which was approved by the cricket body a few weeks ago.
The league is planned for the first week of January.