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Chinese sponsor's exit opens up IPL cricket deal for India unicorn

Dream11 replaces Vivo for highly coveted title after smartphone maker is forced out

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo had been the official sponsor of the Indian Premier League. (Photo courtesy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India)

NEW DELHI -- India's online sports gaming company Dream11 on Tuesday won the title sponsorship rights for a major cricket tournament, replacing Chinese smartphone maker Vivo, which opted out at the last minute after facing public backlash in the midst of a tense Sino-India border standoff.

Indian Premier League 2020 is slated to be held in the United Arab Emirates from Sept. 19 to Nov. 10.

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