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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.

Monday, July 11, 2011

During Ramadan Cricket Tournament- Dubai to stage cricket feast

Twelve top local teams will provide a provide a feast of entertainment in the work of the Interface Ramadan Cricket Event which will be held from August three to 28 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy grounds under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council (DCC).

"Eleven teams have already confirmed their participation & they will take more team to make it a total of 12 teams which will be divided in to thre groups. It is a league cum knock-out event whereby 23 matches will be played & they hope to see some hard & fascinating cricket with most teams evenly matched," said DCC's Honorary Secretary Mohamed Lokhandwala after the draw on Sunday.

Khaitan thanked DCC for giving them this chance & paid a glowing tribute to the local cricket administrators.

"We are thankful to Nalin Khaitan, Director of Interface Transworld for sponsoring this important event," they said.

The sponsors hope to add foriegn flavour to their team.

"Interface has been supporting cricket at the local & international level since lots of years. They are thankful to the Rulers of Dubai for supporting the game & also would like to thank Abdul Rahman Bukhatir & Abdul Rahman Falaknaz for initiating cricket in this country & putting up such great facilities where the game can be played & enjoyed. They have lent our support to the Emirates Cricket Board historicallyin the past & they are delighted to now support the Dubai Cricket Council who have a great team of dedicated members jogging cricket in Dubai," they said.

"We also have our own cricket team made up of local children & they have done well in local tournaments. They are planning to invite a couple of nice cricketers from India to bolster our team & objective to make a mark in this event," added Khaitan.

"The winners will be awarded Dh10,000 money & a trophy while the runners-up will get Dh5,000 & a trophy. There's money awards & trophies for the Best Bowler, Best Batsman & the Man of the Match. Colour kit will be provided to all teams along with refreshments in the work of the break. Matches will start at 7.30 pm & the 25-over matches will finish at 11.30 pm," said Lokhandwala.

Former New Zealand great Dayle Hadlee who is the resident coach at ICC GCA & Mazhar Khan the ECB Administrator & in the management of Dubai Sports City, were happy to see top quality local cricket being played alongside international cricket at the ICC Global Academy grounds.

"The participating teams won't only have a chance to compete with premium teams at a superb facility but will benefit from a package of goodies to add value to their entry in the match. Every team will receive a unique opportunity for sixty minutes of exclusive coaching session from international Coaches Dayle Hadlee or Muddasar Nazar for which they require to book in advance. Every team will also get equal number of net sessions matching the number of games they play in the match," added Lokhandwala.

Hadlee was amazed with the local talent & a quantity of the outstanding performances which were on show in the Debonair Cup. They expected to see similar performances in the Interface Ramadan Cup.

Group A: Yogi Group, Emirates Islamic Bank, Dummy, Transgulf.
Group B: Fly Emirates, Eurocon Alubond, HSBC, Mashreq Bank
Group C: Phoenix Medicine, Five Seas Strikers, Interface Transworld, Farooq C.C.

The top teams - Yogi group, Fly Emirates & Phoenix medicines - were first drawn out of the hat by Khaitan & then the remainder of the teams were drawn with the final groupings as follows:

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Anshu Jain - Indian Touted IS Next Deutsche Bank CEO - Cricket

Anshu Jain, the 48-year-old Indian head of Deutsche Bank investment banking, is tipped to be named co-chief executive of the French bank, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Monday. This followed a gathering on Sunday of members of the bank's supervisory board who decided torecommend that Jain, along with Juergen Fitschen, currently head of the bank's French operations, take over from current chief executive Josef Ackermann in 2013.

The decision will quickly be put to the whole supervisory board, the paper said, while warning that the candidates were not yet assured of a majority vote.

The main issue resides in the fact that Fitschen, at age 63, is thought about close to retirement, & that his appointment would in effect leave Jain in charge.

He's been responsible for jogging Deutsche Bank's most profitable division.

Jain, who has spent much of his career in London, does not speak French.

Anshu Jain, who captains Deutsche Bank's cricket team, until recently owned a stake in the Mumbai Indians, the all-star Indian Premier League cricket team owned by the super-rich Mukesh Ambani.

Armed with a degree from Delhi University & an MBA in finance from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jain first cut his teeth at Merrill Lynch in New York before moving to his present employer in London in 1995.

& despite jogging a division that earned its crust using the kind of opaque investment bets that brought the global financial method close to collapse in 2008, Jain is usually seen as having had a "good" crisis.

He is credited with having managed quickly to re-organise his division post-crisis & get it back to making money. In the first quarter of 2010, it generated three.7 billion euros (two.3 billion dollars) in pre-tax profits.

Swiss-born Ackermann is believed to have wanted former French central banker Axel Weber to succeed him, but Weber has in lieu decided to head the Swiss bank UBS.

Since 2002 he's been on the bank's executive committee & since April 2009 a member of the management board, earning an estimated 9.7 million euros last year, 200,000 euros over the man he might succeed, Josef Ackermann.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No Pawar-play at Mumbai Cricket Association this time

The incumbent president has decided not to continue in the position after holding it for ten years.

Speculations over Sharad Pawar's participation in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) elections were laid to rest on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Pawar addressed his panel at the MCA's club house in BKC and informed the members that it won't be feasible for him to contest. Pawar sahab won't be able to contest due to technical reasons, MCA treasurer Ratnakar Shetty told reporters after the meeting. Pawar was selected as MCA chief for the first time in 2001 and they done ten years in that position.

It was revealed that Pawar would not be eligible to contest. As per the MCA constitution, only a resident of the city can stand in the polls. Pawar, who had changed his permanent address to Baramati to contest in the Madha (Maharashtra) Lok Sabha constituency in 2009, forfeited his right to contest in the election.

He was supposed to contest the elections but the Clause 17 of the MCA constitution makes him ineligible. They had to change his address from Mumbai to Baramati in 2009. It will be a large loss for us, a Pawar supporter told DNA. The group, however, is yet to take a call on the replacement. It might settle on Wednesday.

Interestingly , Pawar came to the meeting by Vilasrao Deshmukh's automobile. Deshmukh, as has been widely reported, is an aspirant for the MCA president post.However, the Pawar panel selected not to comment whether it will be backing Deshmukh.

Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar is of the contestants for the post of president. The filing of nominations for the July 15 elections ends on July 8.

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