Kevin Pietersen announces retirement from County Cricket

 . Last updated on June 22, 2017, 2:23 PM
Kevin Pietersen announces retirement from County Cricket
Pietersen is 36 and the player is still fit as one of the best batsmen.


The 36 years old cricketer Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from English cricket. The English cricketer, before a couple of days decided that the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast will be his last competitive tournament in the country. It means, Pietersen will play his last county cricket this season. The batsman also announced his probable absence from the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). The player said his schedule is busy and apparently, he wants some time off cricket. In fact, Pietersen is building a new home near Kruger National Park. As reported, the player is more interested in wildlife conservation programs.

Pietersen said the current season will be his last playing in England. He will remain busy the whole English summer and will spent time in his South Africa home. Pietersen will not be back to England for the whole season. The cricketer said, his conservation work is more important. For the batsman, Surrey has been good and he will be back in training at Surrey in a couple of weeks. The player is interested in franchisee cricket around the world. He will complete the two-year contract with Melbourne Stars the Big Bash Team. The player is also most likely to participate in the Global T20 League, the new franchisee cricket of South Africa.

Per the cricketer, he is fitter and as long as he is fit and will enjoy batting, he will play on. Per the player, he is still playing some of the best cricket of his career. Pietersen backed out from IPL, the franchisee game, where he came out to participate as one of the first cricketers from England. He opted out from the 2017 auction list of the tournament. His reason for not being in the tournament is the “busy winter.” Peitersen visits home for one or two weeks while, leaving for South Africa for the other. He said a player needs to be everywhere for “the whole time,” and he is unable to do that.

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