Punjab and Ashwin should part ways says Ness Wadia co-owner of KXIP

File image of Shahbaz Nadeem

File image of Shahbaz Nadeem

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".

Ravichandran Ashwin joined Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals from Kings XIPunjab in a trade deal which saw KXIPgetting Rs 1.5 crore and Karnataka spinner Jagadeesha Suchith, ending a series of intense negotiations over the India spinner's future in the tournament. As per media reports, Kumble wanted to retain Ravichandran Ashwin but the spinner himself was keen to move to Delhi Capitals.

But, Ness Wadia, the co-owner of the KXIP, said that everyone is happy with the deal.

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting was filled with reward for brand new signing Ravichandran Ashwin after the star off-spinner was traded in from Kings XI Punjab.

"We (Ashwin and KXIP) have amicably come to a conclusion that we should part ways and now we are trying to get the best fit, best solution for everyone".

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). He has won two titles with CSK while he captained KXIP for two seasons.

Ashwin led KXIP for two seasons and amicably chose to part ways from the franchise.

So far, he has picked up 125 wickets from 139 games at an excellent economy rate of 6.79.

"He is easily one of the best and most experienced spinners around, with a tremendous record in India and IPL colors".

The former Chennai Super Kings player had joinedKXIPfor a sum of Rs. 7.6 crore in 2018.

A formal unveiling is also expected to happen before the trading window closes on November 14. The auction for the next season will take place next month.

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