Delhi Capitals have arrived at an all cash deal to acquire Ashwin from Kings XI Punjab for the Indian Premier League 2020 season. Though the exact deal between the two franchisees has not been revealed, KXIP will be getting a premium over Ashwin’s ₹7.6 crore annual fee. The player as per rules can negotiate for up to 50% share on the “premium”.
According to a report in daily Mumbai Mirror, KXIP and Ashwin have so far not reached an understating on sharing of the additional revenue from the players’ transfer deal.
The spinner, the paper has reported, is in negotiations with KXIP over his share in the additional amount that Delhi Capitals will be offering to buy him ahead of the next season.
KXIP CEO Satish Menon meanwhile had denied any disagreements with the player, saying the sale will only go through when the KXIP board sanctions it. “I can say there is no such issue and the sale would happen only when the board of the franchise gives the go-ahead. Ashwin was in the UK for county games till recently and our board has not met yet,” the paper has quoted Menon as saying.
The reports later confirmed that the Delhi IPL team is buying the veteran off-spinner, who also makes valuable contribution with the willow.
Meanwhile, it is also reported that the KXIP has shortlisted four candidates – Mike Hussey, Andy Flower, Darren Lehmann and George Bailey – for selection of the chief coach for the upcoming IPL season.
Under Bailey, the Punjab team had done its best by making it to the 2014 IPL final.
With regards to IPL 2020, the BCCI will reportedly conduct the player action in the month of December and the next edition of the league is likely to be scheduled from April next year.