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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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Museum visitors encouraged to vote for sporting favourites

VISITORS to a Scunthorpe United exhibition at North Lincolnshire Museum are being encouraged to vote for their all time favourite player.

Almost 3,000 people visited the museum last month to see Our Sporting Life: A Celebration of Scunthorpe United, which features memorabilia, photographs and fans' stories, with many items loaned by supporters.

The poll on the favourite player is being led by Alex Calvo Garcia and Gary Hooper, with Iron legend and former England boss Kevin Keegan also featuring, along with Billy Sharp, Joe Murphy and Matt Sparrow.

The exhibition, which runs until January 8, is part of a series of displays taking place across the country to provide an insight into how sport has shaped the country.

Highlights from each exhibition will become part of the largest ever display of British sporting life and heritage that will be held in London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Objects and stories will be joined by icons and treasures from our national sports, including the Ashes urn, the Calcutta Cup and the football from the 1966 World Cup Final.

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