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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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Becomes second highest test run scorer :Ricky Ponting


Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest check run scorer on Monday in the coursework of the opening day of the third check against West Indies.

Ponting, who made his check debut in 1995, moved past Dravid's career total of 13,288 soon after tea.
0 balls after going run ahead of Dravid, Ponting was dismissed for 23 without having added to his total.
The 37-year-old was caught by West Indies captain Darren Sammy at leg-slip off off-spinner Shane Shillingford.

India's Sachin Tendulkar has the highest total of check runs with 15,470 at an average of 55.44.
Dravid retired from international cricket last month.

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