Pietersen does not want to add the Big Bash League to his Twenty20 portfolio
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has decided not to play in Australia’s Big Bash League, following his hasty decision to retire from limited overs cricket.
Pietersen, claims he quit ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals in order to keep his love for the game afloat, and also to carry on playing Test cricket for four more years.
The flamboyant batsman did not play in the ODI and Twenty20 series against both the West Indies and Australia, and will not play in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament in October this year.
However, Pietersen mentioned that he still desperately wanted to help England defend their World Twenty20 title in October, but cannot due to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rules, which state that a batsman has to play in both ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals or play in neither of the two formats.
Pietersen, received the Man of the Tournament award when England won the ICC World Twenty20 competition in the West Indies two years ago.