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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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PCB Budget Governing Body to meet on June 22

Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt would appoint new Chief Financial Officer in the coursework of Governing Body's meeting for the approval of new financial year 2011-12 budget. .

Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) Ijaz Butt would chair the meeting of PCB's Governing Body on 22nd June in Karachi, in order to approve 2011-12 budget for the new financial year.

Additionally, members of the Governing Body would study the performances of the national cricketers in the coursework of West Indies & Ireland series whereas new declarations & important decisions are expected to come forward.

PCB Chairman would approve 15% increase in the salaries of the PCB staff.

Meanwhile, in response to positive reports in a section of media, Pakistan Cricket Board states that it will have no objection if the Disciplinary Committee allows Shahid Afridi to be assisted/represented by a lawyer in the coursework of the Disciplinary proceedings.

According to PCB Media Department, PCB reiterates to provide fair & opportunity to Shahid Afridi to present his defense with regard to violations of the Central Contract & PCB Code of Conduct.

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