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The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015) is the eighth season of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders are the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. The complete tournament is expected to be held across different cities in India unlike the previous season. The tournament was started on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. A total of 60 T20 matches will be held in the entire tournament. No matches will be held in Kolkata between April 12 and April 25 due to Municipal Elections.

Franchises retained 123 players 8th IPL season before moving into auction. The released players provided an option to register themselves for auction. 6 Players were transferred across teams before the auction took place. In the Pepsi IPL 2015 auction held on February 16 at Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 16 crores INR, for a record bid in IPL auction history. A total of 67 players were sold out in the auction and all franchises spent total of 87.60 Crores to buy players.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kochi Tuskers can beat anyone

On a high after their maiden and upset win over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala coach Geoff Lawson on Saturday sounded a warning to the opponents, saying the fledgling team can beat anyone.

"It was a great challenge to beat Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. If we can beat Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, we can beat anyone," he told reporters as the Mahela Jayawardene-led team arrived here to a rousing welcome.

Lawson was all praise for Brendon McCullum whose 60-ball 81, studded with 10 fours and two sixes, helped Kochi Tuskers to overhaul Mumbai Indians' imposing total of 182.
In their two earlier outings, the Kochi outfit tasted defeats against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors.

The team would be crossing swords with title holders Chennai Super Kings on Monday.
Jayawardene and other team members refused to speak to media persons.
Temperamental Indian pacer S Sreesanth said 'adipoli, adipoli' (Great, Great) about Friday's match as he walked away.

The team members were given a warm reception by the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) soon after arrival from Mumbai.

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