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Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has offered to coach schools in the United Kingdom after it was revealed that there had been a significant drop in cricket participation.
According to a National Playing Survey, which was conducted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the total playing numbers for over-14s had dropped by seven per cent, falling from 908,000 in 2013 to 844,000.
“Been off Twitter for a while, but couldn’t stay off when I heard about today’s announcement re drop off in cricket participation over here,” Pietersen said via his Twitter account. “We’ve got a fantastic pool of talent here in UK & thought of kids dropping out and not fulfilling potential is frightening and needs changing.
“Any school cricket coaches or after school clubs doing winter training, tweet me and I’ll pick a couple next week to join you…?
“We need to encourage people of all ages to take part. #ILoveCricket.”