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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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Shane Warne considers Bollywood offers



Australian spin legend Shane Warne has said he has been offered roles in Bollywood films and that he would consider acting now he is retired from cricket.

Warne devoted the final chapter of his sparkling career to the Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain of the Rajasthan Royals, and said he had developed a deep love of the country.

"I've been getting offers. If something interesting comes up, let's see," Warne, 41, told the Hindustan Times on Monday.

"I love India's culture, the craziness of everyday life and the passion of its people. I will certainly be here often enough."
Warne's final game was a 10-wicket victory over Sachin Tendulkar's Mumbai Indians on Friday.

His plans for the future also include designing a clothing range for young girls, to be marketed in India.

"My daughter is excited to join in," he said.

He did not say whether his girlfriend, British model and swimwear designer Elizabeth Hurley, would be on hand to help create the fashion label.

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