Nike takes Virat Kohli to court for breach of contract

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:27 hrs

The Karnataka High Court has ordered issuance of emergent notice to cricketer Virat Kohli on a suit filed by sports giant Nike accusing him of breach of an endorsement contract with it. 

Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh on Tuesday (August 20) directed Kohli to maintain status quo for the next four weeks regarding endorsement deal signed with Nike and adjourned the case. 

In its suit filed on Monday (August 19), Nike claimed Kohli had breached the contract by disagreeing to continue as its brand amabassador till 2014. 

The five-year contract from 2008 was extendable by one year. Nike, in its suit, has pleaded with the court to restrain Kohli from entering into or negotiating any endorsement deal with any third party until the expiry of the deal, company counsel Aditya Sondhi said.

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