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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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Saturday, December 17, 2011

India's Youngest Cricketer : Musheer Khan

At the age of six and a half years, Musheer Khan, a student of Anjuman Islam High School in Mumbai became India's youngest cricketer when he took part in inter-school cricket.

Musheer debuted for his school against Shailendra Education Society this week for the Giles Shield Under-14 inter-school tournament. The left-arm spinner had an impressive first match. He picked up six wickets for just 11 runs, that helped his team inflict and innings defeat on the opposition.

Musheer is the younger brother of Sarfaraz Khan who made the headlines two years ago when he went past Sachin Tendulkar's score of 326 not out in the Harris Shield tournament at the age of 12.

Musheer says New Zealand spin great Daniel Vettori is his Idol, and he is also following an advices from batting great Sunil Gavaskar.

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