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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kochi Tuskers Kerala to task Corporation to take

The ongoing tussle between Kochi Corporation & Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) team management took a brand spanking new turn on Thursday as the civic body is planning to take legal action against the KTK team. The Corporation's decision came after the revenue officials, who visited the stadium for inspection in the work of the Wednesday's match between KTK & Deccan Chargers, were denied entry.

According to Mayor Tony Chammany, the Corporation will seek legal opinion on the issue & will take action against the Team management. They prevented the officials from discharging their official duty. The civic body has the right to conduct an inspection anytime, said the Mayor to reporters here.

Regarding the issue of hospitality pavilion, the Mayor said the civic body was prepared to hold discussions with the KTK management on the issue.For the last match, they brought a brand spanking new set of tickets for getting sealed priced at Rs 49. The ticket that allows entry to the Grand Stand in the stadium was priced at Rs 15,000 for the first matches. Later, KTK owners said that those tickets were not meant on the market & were supposed to be issued as complimentary passes. But nothing about this was mentioned on the ticket. If those passes were complimentary, that ought to have been mentioned on the ticket, said the Mayor.

Meanwhile, KTK has not submitted the tickets to the Grand Stand for sealing for the Saturday's match between Tuskers & Delhi Daredevils. So the hospitality pavilion will stay closed on Saturday. The visitor & host team owners as well as the official sponsors will must sit on the pavilion adjoining to the fans. The official sponsors had already registered their protest to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) & the team management on the issue. The owners of the KTK had also hinted the change of venue of the home matches from Kochi from the next season.

Sources close to KTK alleged that the delay in getting tickets sealed in a time-bound manner is affecting the sales. The sealing of tickets for the Saturday's match was done only on Thursday. It is impossible to sell the tickets on Friday owing to the hartal. So the ticket sales will be feasible only on the day of the match, said sources.

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