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The new logo of the IPL in the ninth editionIPL/Facebook

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has revealed the new logo for the next two seasons of the Twenty20 cricket competition.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer replaced PepsiCo as the new title sponsors for the tournament in a two-year deal last week, and the tournament will be known as 'vivo IPL' from the upcoming edition.

The ninth edition of the blockbuster cricket tournament, administered by the BCCI, is scheduled to run from April through May next year, and will see eight teams participating.

Two teams will be roped in to fill in for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who have been suspended by the Supreme Court-led Lodha Committee from two seasons of the IPL.

DLF was the first title sponors of the IPL, when the tournament started in 2008. However, after four years of their association, beverage giants Pepsi was roped in after they bid a whopping amount of Rs 396.8 crore rupees, for a five-season long contract, starting 2013.

The infamous spot-fixing scandal in the IPL in the same year made them think otherwise and they pulled out of their contract prematurely earlier this month, and vivo were roped in to replace them.

Here's the new logo of the IPL:

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