Thursday 7 August 2014 

Pietersen Prepares For CPL Debut

Kevin Pietersen has arrived in the Caribbean
Kevin Pietersen has arrived in the Caribbean and is ready to play for the St Lucia Zouks
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Kevin Pietersen has arrived in St Kitts ahead of his Caribbean Premier League 2014 debut for the St Lucia Zouks this weekend.

With the Zouks having only won once this season, they will be looking for a boost from Pietersen, who is expected to feature as they take on the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park.

And Pietersen is looking forward to making his tournament bow at a ground he has fond memories of, scoring a century at Warner Park in 2009.

"I love playing cricket in the Caribbean and am really looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and passion the crowd can generate within Warner Park," Pietersen said.

"There aren’t many other grounds in the world that have a party stand with a swimming pool in it!
 
"I have played here before and really enjoyed batting – it is a beautiful ground and a unique place to play.

"It is a tight ground, and that means lots of fours, sixes and wickets, which is what the fans want to see.

"CPL is about entertaining cricket and bringing the best players from across the Caribbean and combining them with some of the top overseas players to put on a show that fans across the West Indies deserve. I cannot wait for this weekend."

Pietersen, who has just helped Surrey reach the final of the NatWest T20 Blast in England, was drafted in to the Zouks squad, which is captained by Darren Sammy, earlier this year.

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