After Gayle, Pietersen gives green signal for PSL

London, Sept.22 (ANI): Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been named to play in the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will be held next year in the United Arab Emirates.

Confirming the news, Pietersen said via a video message posted on League’s Facebook page, “Absolutely buzzing to be a part of the Pakistani mela coming up in February.”

“I cannot wait to get started. Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful competition, lots of fun, lots of sixes, lots of wickets. Really, really excited to be a part of this wonderful tournament and excited to get going.” the 35-year-old further posted.

Earlier, Pietersen has also been included in the Sunfoil Dolphins in South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 competition,the Guardian reported.

The glittering tournament will feature international superstars like Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga, Luke Wright and Tim Bresnan.

Pietersen, a veteran of 104 Test and 136 one-day caps for England, has been out of the national squad since his central contract was cancelled by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following the team’s Ashes washout by Australia in 2014.(ANI)

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