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Ravi Ashwin to stay at Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab franchise co-owner Ness Wadia has confirmed that Ravichandran Ashwin is not going anywhere as he will be a part of Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season.

Ravi Ashwin

There has been widespread speculation about his future at Kings XI for the past few months, as the team could not make a giant effort to compete for the championship under his leadership.

Reports also say that there is a high possibility that Ravi Ashwin can be 'traded' in Delhi's capitals. In an interview with Sportstar, the Kings co-owner dismissed speculation that Ravi Ashwin would remain at the club.

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He said, Ashwin is an integral part of the team and he will continue. You know what Ashwin means to the team, "Wadia stressed on the fact that" there is no question of letting him go. & # 39;

Note that the window for trading players closes on 14 November.

The franchise has appointed former India captain and former national coach, Anil Kumble as its director of cricket operations, who is looking to work as head coach.

The co-owner also said that Kings XI Indian players will be able to communicate better with the presence of Anil Kumble. He said, & # 39; He understands the Indian mentality and can build a very good relationship with all the players. I am sure he will inspire the whole team, ”said Wadia.

Kings XI Punjab, one of the teams that have not won the title, will take a decisive decision on the strategy and select a captain after consulting with Kumble. "He has just taken over and all cricket decisions will be taken by him," Wadia said.

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