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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.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Now Dhoni to be roped in for Incredible India campaign

Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Monday said that Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be roped in for the 'Incredible India' campaign.

"We will try to rope in Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to be part of the Incredible India campaign ," Sahay told reporters here. He also congratulated Dhoni for figuring in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

Asked about the tourism ministry's announcement to arrange trips for the World Cup winning team members, he said the ministry has written to all the team members to select a destination of their choice and the ministry will then make the arrangements.

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1 comment:

  1. Dhoni has rocked the world with his wonderful performance in the world cup. He is an absolute champ.