Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has been selected to play for St Lucia Zouks in this year’s Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) tournament this summer.
The 33-year-old who has also signed a contract to play for Surrey this season was first pick in the draft for the new season which runs from the 5th July until August 10th.
As well as the tournament in the Caribbean, Pietersen has also agreed to skipper the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League which will run from 16th April to June 1st.
The right-hander who made his debut for England in 2004 was released from his central contract in February after an Ashes whitewash down-under.
Since then though he has signed a new contract with Surrey which will see him feature regularly in the Twenty20 Blast competition.
A clause in his Surrey contract meant he was eligible to accept an offer to play in the CPL which is likely to see him travelling back and forth from London to St Lucia for both tournaments.
The CPL is entering it’s second-year now with six franchises building squads from a pool of more than 200 players who were auctioned in Thursday’s draft.
Pietersen joins West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Australian veteran Brad Hodge at the Zouks who are coached by former England batsman Matthew Maynard.
Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien was a sixth-round pick by Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel however ex-England players Simon Jones, Owais Shah and Dimitri Mascarenhas were not selected.
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