"I'd like to wish Suchith all the very best, and I'm sure he will excel in his new team", said Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal on the development. "The players we are going to retain, the players we are going to trade, none of those areas have been looked into", former India head coach Kumble had said. "We are talking to a few different teams (including Delhi) and as soon as we are clear, we will announce it", Wadia told PTI.
It has been reported that Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia has finally spoken about Ravichandran Ashwin's departure from the team and it is established that Ashwin and KXIP are amicably parting ways.
The businessman had earlier confirmed the exit of off-spinner Ravi Ashwin from the KXIP for the Delhi Capitals next season. Delhi have also paid Kings XI an additional sum of INR 1.5 crores as part of the exchange. Ashwin will get INR 7.6 crores, his auction value from the IPL 2018 auction.
Earlier this week, the IPL governing council discussed the proposal of multiple franchises wanting to play "friendlies abroad" but it would require a more detailed study of International Cricket Council's Futures Tours Programme (FTP). In two seasons, he picked up 25 wickets for the side.
Speaking on his two-years of relationship with the franchise; one that will always be remembered for "what could have been" rather than what it eventually turned out, was quoted by Kings XI Punjab as saying "It has been a wonderful journey with Kings XI Punjab".
Ashwin captained KXIP for two seasons and now moves to Shreyas Iyer-led DC. Overall, the 33-year old is one of the most consistent performers in IPL since making his debut in 2009. Ashwin has also bagged a total of 125 IPL wickets from 139 games he played at an economy rate of 6.79. In the IPL, he has represented Chennai Tremendous Kings, with whom he gained titles (in 2010 and 2011), Climbing Pune Supergiants, and Kings XI Punjab, whom he captained as properly.
A formal unveiling is also expected to happen before the trading window closes on November 14.