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Odds On KP's Return Tumble As Downton Exits

Kevin Pietersen
The odds on KP playing for England again have been slashed
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Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on Kevin Pietersen making a return to international cricket with England following Paul Downton's departure from the England & Wales Cricket Board.

He was 25/1 to appear for England in any format before the World Cup but is now available at just 2/1.

That follows a disastrous World Cup which saw Peter Moores' side fail to reach the quarter-finals and today's news that Downton has been removed from the ECB management team.

"With Downton out of the picture the odds of KP turning out for England again have improved incredibly. Pietersen has gone from being a long shot for a comeback to likely favourite in a matter of seconds," Alex Donohue, Ladbroke's cricket betting expert said.

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