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October 25, 2019

IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin set to join Delhi Capitals

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiSeptember 4, 2019UPDATED: September 4, 2019 16:53 IST Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 125 wickets in 139 IPL matches. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavichandran Ashwin is all set to make a switch from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi CapitalsRavichandran Ashwin led KXIP in 14 matches in this year’s IPL editionKings XI are likely to appoint a new captain, with K.L. Rahul being currently the favouriteAce Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to make a switch from Kings XI Punjab to Delhi Capitals for next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).”Yes, it was a work in progress and we were waiting for the signature of one of the KXIP directors before going ahead with the deal. The team management believes looking at the last season that he can play an integral role on the kind of wickets that we play on at home,” a DC official told IANS.Ashwin, who was signed by Kings XI Punjab at the 2018 auction for Rs 7.6 crore, led the franchise in 14 matches in this year’s IPL edition and scalped 15 wickets.Overall, the off-spinner has taken 125 wickets in 139 IPL matches at an economy rate of 6.79, which is the best among all Indian bowlers with 50-plus wickets.KXIP have not made the IPL play-offs since 2014 when they finished as runners-up. The Punjab-based franchise has not been able to perform as per expectations ever since IPL’s inaugural season in 2008 and are, along with Delhi, the two franchises, who have not been able to lift the trophy till now.It is also reported that Kings XI are likely to appoint a new captain, with K.L. Rahul being currently the favourite.Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson, who was in charge of KXIP in this year’s edition of IPL, last month joined Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as director of Cricket Operations.Delhi Capitals are also in talks with Rajasthan Royals to bring in Ajinkya Rahane to their squad for the next season of the cash-rich league.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Delhi CapitalsFollow Ravichandran Ashwin IPL 2020: Ravichandran Ashwin set to join Delhi CapitalsRavichandran Ashwin, who was signed by Kings XI Punjab at the 2018 auction for Rs 7.6 crore, led the franchise in 14 matches in this year’s IPL edition and scalped 15 wickets.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

October 3, 2019

Alexa turn up my Kenmore AC Sears cuts a deal with Amazon

FILE – In this May 11, 2017, photo shows a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. Sears is looking to get a hand from Amazon, announcing that it will start offering its Kenmore products on the online powerhouse’s website. Sears, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, said that Kenmore Smart appliances will also be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa. This will allow consumers to control products, like Kenmore Smart air conditioners, by making a request to Alexa. Shares of Sears Holdings, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, surged more than 8 percent in Thursday, July 20, premarket trading. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon by The Associated Press Posted Jul 20, 2017 6:33 am MDT Last Updated Jul 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa.The announcement Thursday sent shares of Sears soaring almost 11 per cent. The tie-up with the internet behemoth could give shares of the storied retailer one of its biggest one-day percentage gains ever.Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands.“The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.,” Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said in a company release.Sears has struggled with weak sales for years, and announced more store closings earlier this month, partly due to the emergence of Amazon.com and other internet operators. It said in March that there was “substantial doubt” it could continue as a business after years of bleeding money.Neil Saunders, managing director of research firm GlobalData Retail, said it’s a win for Sears, putting its products where customers are shopping.Sales at existing Sears stores, a key measure of a retailer’s health, have been in rapid retreat for years.“Other channels and routes to market are needed,” Saunders said.Many saw the agreement with Amazon.com as a lifeline for Sears, with the volume of trading company shares enormous on Thursday.And the law of action-reaction is almost always visible when Amazon.com is in the mix.Shares of other major retailers that sell appliances, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s, fell between 4 per cent and 6 per cent.The agreement with Seattle-based Amazon goes beyond the point of sale for Sears. Also part of the deal is delivery, installation and the service work that comes with product warranties, which will be provided by Sears Home Services.While Saunders doesn’t think the deal represents a big shift for the retail sector, he said that it does illustrate how retailers must adapt and offer goods through multiple channels if they want to thrive. He believes others are already scrambling to do so.Shares of Sears Holdings Corp., based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, jumped 92 cents to close at $9.60. read more