India’s cricket board has announced it will drop Chinese smartphone company Vivo as the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
Vivo paid $300m (£230m) for a five-year sponsorship deal in 2018.
The decision comes amid rising anti-China sentiment in India in the wake of a clash along their shared border in June. Twenty Indian soldiers died.
The cricket board had been criticised for not dropping the firm as a sponsor because of the tensions.
In a short statement, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it had “decided to suspend” its partnership with Vivo for 2020 without giving details.