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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, May 15, 2012

Gautam Gambhir counts the positives

Despite losing two home matches in three days, Gautam Gambhir is hopeful of making the play-offs in IPL 5.

"We are still No. 3 on the points table," the skipper reminded reporters after Kolkata suffered a last-ball loss to Team Chennai at Eden Gardens on Monday night.

"We have two more games and I am hopeful of turning it around."

Kolkata and Chennai both have 17 points, just one less than Delhi and Mumbai. Gambhir's men, though, have two matches left, while Chennai have just one more to play.

Gambhir was not too worried by the fact that as many as seven teams still have a chance of progressing to the last-four stage. "But that has always been the case," he said.

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