"It was important for Ravichandran Ashwin to be a part of Kings XI Punjab but it's now time to look towards the next step", the recently-appointed Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach Anil Kumble said.
"Everyone is happy with this deal. We are talking to a few different teams (including Delhi) and as soon as we are clear, we will announce it", Wadia was quoted as saying by PTI. The KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia earlier snubbed any reports of Ashwin joining the Capitals. We were in talks with three teams but beget within the slay arrive to this conclusion. Co-owner of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Ness Wadia has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier that the national anthem should be mandatorily played in the 20-over cricket extravaganza, even before former captain Sourav Ganguly took over the reins last month.
Kings XI Punjab on Thursday traded Ravichandran Ashwin to Delhi Capitals for Rs 1.5 crore and Karnataka spinner Jagadeesha Suchith, ending a assortment of intense negotiations over the Indian spinner's IPL future. Ashwin will get INR 7.6 crores, his auction value from the IPL 2018 auction. The two clubs will now need to hang tight for the assent of the IPL Governing Council on the deal. Kings XI failed to make it to the playoffs in either of the two seasons. He has won two titles with CSK while he captained KXIP for two seasons. Under Ashwin's leadership, KXIP showed a lot of promise in the first half of the past two seasons before losing momentum in the second half.
So far, he has picked up 125 wickets from 139 games at an excellent economy rate of 6.79. The offie who has more than 350 test wickets for India, joined Punjab for 7cr 60 lakh rupees from his hometown franchise Chennai Super Kings in 2018.
The transfer window for the IPL 2020 closes on November 14, and more announcements of the trade-offs are likely to be made before that.