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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.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tejaswi Yadav - "IPL matches are fun and exciting"

Tejaswi Yadav, son of politician Lalu Prasad, who is playing for the Delhi Daredevils team in the IPL season 4, sounded excited about being a part of the tournament. 

He said, "IPL matches are fun and exciting. At the same time, they give you an opportunity to play against so many international, world class players. Day 3 for the Daredevils was unfortunate, as we lost to the Mumbai Indians. However we hope that the team will perform well in the remaining matches." 

The team soon leaves for Jaipur to play against the Rajasthan Royals. Would we get to see him in some action there? "No, I may not go to Jaipur for the next match. I will be playing only in the match after that, which will be held in Delhi on April 19." 

What about his dad? Will he be coming to cheer him at the stands? "Yes, Of course. He was there during the last IPL season and he watched me play at Kotla. He is busy with the elections right now, but he has promised that he will take out some time and come to watch my game."

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