Pietersen drafted by St Lucia Zouks

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“I’m delighted to have signed for St. Lucia Zouks and I’m excited to play in the CPL”

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been drafted by the St Lucia Zouks for $80,000 in the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft.

However, it is likely that Pietersen will miss the first part of the tournament since he will be fulfilling his duties with Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast.

“I’m delighted to have signed for St. Lucia Zouks and I’m excited to play in the CPL,” Pietersen said. “The Caribbean is one of my favourite places to play because it’s a very entertaining, relaxing, enjoyable environment and that’s the kind of environment I think I perform best in.”

One of the biggest surprises during the draft was the fact that veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi failed to attract any bids.

This was the same case with Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan, New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and Netherlands batsman Tom Cooper.

The Zouks also managed to secure the services of Australia batsman Brad Hodge, Pakistan pace bowler Sohail Tanvir and South Africa spinner Roelof van der Merwe.

New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson and Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal were the other major attractions during the draft and they were eventually sold to the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Antigua Hawksbills.

The Amazon Warriors also managed to sign New Zealand opener Martin Guptill.

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