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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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Zimbabwe-born Duncan Fletcher named coach of Indian cricket team

New Delhi Ending days of speculation, the Board of Cricket Control for India named Zimbabwe-born Duncan Fletcher as coach of the Indian cricket team on Wednesday.

Fletcher, who staved off competition from New Zealander Stephen Fleming and Zimbabwean Andy Flower, has been appointed as coach for the next two years, Board Secretary N Srinivasan said.

Fletcher will take over from the India tour of the West Indies beginning early June. India are scheduled to visit West Indies from June 4 to July 10 which will be immediately followed by a much longer tour of England involving four Tests, a T20 game and five one-dayers.

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