ECB cannot take disciplinary action against Pietersen over autobiography

Pietersen doesn't need permission to play in tournaments like the BBL since he is a free agent

Pietersen no longer needs permission to play in tournaments like the BBL since he is a free agent

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cannot take disciplinary action against former batsman Kevin Pietersen over his autobiography, KP: The Autobiography, which will be launched on October 9.

Since Pietersen is currently a free agent, he is unable to be charged with bringing the game in disrepute for details about his termination in March and England’s disastrous Ashes series in Australia last winter. This is because the confidentiality clause of Pietersen’s cancelled central contract ended on October 1.

It is also understood that his autobiography will shed some light on the “text-gate” scandal, which nearly ended his international career in 2012.

Pietersen also doesn’t need to get permission from the ECB to play in domestic Twenty20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL).

In fact, Pietersen recently signed a two-year deal to represent the Melbourne Stars in the BBL and is likely to play for the Delhi Daredevils once again in next year’s IPL.

It has also been reported that Pietersen will discuss a potential return to Surrey for the 2015 County season. However, if Pietersen does decide to play for an English county, he could be vulnerable to disciplinary action from the ECB.

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