The liquor giants have recently been acquired by British giants Diageo which has raised doubts on the sponsorship of the Kolkata club...
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UB Group, Ravi Nedungadi revealed that the issue of sponsorship was yet to be discussed with Diageo.
"We have not discussed issues up to this level of business. At this point of time, neither can we confirm that Diageo will continue nor can we say that they will discontinue it. This will crystallize in the next few months. It depends on them," Nedungadi was quoted saying to The Times of India.
"Football is a major means of promoting your brand. This happens across the world. The company still exists, so I don't think there will be any problem," said Anjan Mitra, managing director of Mohun Bagan.
Nedangudi however stated that Diageo were aware of the sport assets of USL and the endorsement values of these assets for different brands like McDowell, Royal Challenge, Antiquity and others.
How do you stay up with football when on the move? With http://m.goal.com –your best source for mobile coverage of the beautiful game.