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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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nehra: Everyone had some issue with Chappell so there must be something wrong

A day after former India captain Sourav Ganguly termed Greg Chappell a "mad" man, pacer Ashish Nehra on Tuesday said that he too "never had a great experience" playing under the Australian.

"I only played two-three series when Chappell was the coach of Indian team, but I can say I never had a great experience. Everyone had some issue with him so there must be something wrong," Nehra said.

The out-of-favour Indian speedster said though he did not play enough cricket under former India coach Chappell, the couple of series' which he was involved in were not worth remembering.

Nehra fractured his finger during the World Cup semi-final against Pakistan on March 30 and since then has not found favour from the national selectors, about his career Nehra said as I have mentioned I will keep doing my bit and rest depends upon the selectors whether they find me good enough at this level or not. I have given proof of my fitness and now it is the selectors who have to take a call.

The 32-year-old was also dropped from the central contract, but he remains positive about the future.

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