Friday 28 March 2014 

Pietersen In Caribbean Premier League Draft

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen is expected to feature in this year's Caribbean Premier League
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Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen will be entered into the draft ahead of the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

He will be available when the draft takes place on 3rd April, where the competing teams will finalise their squads for the competition, now in its second year.

Pietersen, released from his central contract by England earlier this year, will captain the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League in April, May and June - should they reach the final - and is already looking forward to taking part in the CPL.

"I’m delighted to be involved in this year’s Limacol Caribbean Premier League," he said.

"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."

Pietersen will be one of more than 200 players in the draft, which takes place in Jamaica, ahead of the tournament being played in July and August.

Last year, the Jamaica Tallawahs won the competition, beating the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final.

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