Pietersen is convinced that he will never be included in England’s ODI and Twenty20 squad again
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has admitted that his limited overs career is all but over after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) refused to accept his conditions on which he would make a comeback to ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.
Pietersen was not included in the provisional 30-man squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, which will be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, and is now convinced that he has no chance of making the cut for any of the limited overs squads again.
Once the England selectors confirm the 15-man squad for the World Twenty20, the ICC will not allow any more players to be added to the roster.
The Sun, quoted Pietersen’s agent Adam Wheatley as saying: “I sense this decision is final. I think it’s a shame for cricket fans.”
Wheatley met with the ECB’s managing director Hugh Morris to negotiate terms that would make the flamboyant batsman consider making a comeback to limited overs cricket once again.
The proposal from Pietersen included missing two Test matches against New Zealand next year, as he wants to play a full season of the star-studded Indian Premier League (IPL).
“If there is a compromise, we’d be happy,” Wheatley said after negotiations with the ECB did not produce any positive results.