Chandigarh, Jan 6, 2012: Kings XI Punjab, one of the nine competing teams of IPL 5, today announced that wicket-keeper-cum-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been traded with Mumbai Indians for the coming IPL season in 2012.
Col. Arvinder Singh, COO, Kings XI Punjab, said: “Dinesh was an integral part of KXIP last year and displayed an exemplary performance. However, we feel that his talent as a wicket-keeper cannot be harnessed here as we already have a specialist wicket-keeper in our able Captain, Adam Gilchrist”
“We have taken this decision keeping the player’s long-term interests and development in mind as we strongly believe that Dinesh will get more opportunities to play as a wicket-keeper in Mumbai Indians. We believe that this will help him get a chance to further exploit his talent to its full potential and bring glory to cricket going forward. We had acquired Dinesh at 900,000 USD during the auction in 2011 and have traded him with Mumbai Indians for a sum of 2.35 Million USD. We are also pleased to welcome Rajgopal Satish in to our team and are sanguine that he shall beef up our middle order in the coming season.” Col Singh said.