Kevin Pietersen added to CPL Draft

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Pietersen and Gayle
Pietersen and Gayle

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been added to the draft for this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League.

According to the company, the Captain of the Indian Premier League side – the Delhi Daredevils – will ply his trade in the Caribbean during the second edition of the tournament.

The batsman will be available after activating a secondment agreement in his contract with English county cricket team, Surrey.

The South African born said that he is enthused to play in the Caribbean.

 “I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League. As soon as I was approached, I knew it was something I wanted to take part in. I have fantastic memories of playing T20 cricket in the Caribbean – especially when we won the 2010 ICC World T20 tournament – so I can’t wait to play in front of the magnificent Caribbean fans who create a truly unique and thrilling atmosphere.”

Limacol Premier League Chief Executive Officer Damien O’Donohoe, said that the batsman’s inclusion represents the impact the event has had on the rest of the world.

“This is great news for the CPL and our fans. Kevin’s inclusion in the Draft is a real statement of intent about how we want to grow the competition year on year, and demonstrates just how far we have come in a short period of time. He’s a born entertainer so the fans will love watching him play, and our younger players will get the opportunity to learn from his vast experience.”

Kevin Pietersen will enter the draft on Thursday April 3 alongside more than 200 other cricketers from around the world, and will be available for selection by any of the six franchises.

The Jamaica Tallawahs will defend their title against the St. Lucia Zouks, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Antigua Hawksbills, Guyana Amazon Warriors and Barbados Tridents.

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