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England batsman Kevin Pietersen has extended his contract with Surrey until the end of his international career.
Pietersen, who first signed for the club on a one-year deal in 2011 following a loan spell in 2010, will play for the Brown Caps until he no longer has an ECB Central Contract.
Speaking of the deal, the 31 year-old said, “Surrey is a fantastic club and I have been really impressed with the environment and work ethic in place. Their recent success is well deserved and I look forward to working with them in 2012.”
Last season saw Pietersen captain the county against Cambridge University in May – where he was ironically dismissed by another Surrey-contracted player Zafar Ansari – as well as appearing in another first-class match and two Twenty20 games in Surrey colours. Overall his highest score from four innings for the club was 58.
In other county news, the Yorkshire Post is reporting that the county’s chairman, Colin Graves, is to push a plan for the County Championship to move towards three divisions when the counties meet with ECB on January 12th to give their responses to the Morgan Review.
The club have also confirmed that they are advertising for a new Second XI scorer.
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