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KP faces Twenty20 baby-dash

2010-03-02 09:38

London - England's Kevin Pietersen has been given the green light to make a baby-dash home during the World Twenty20.

According to The Sun website, the England star was on Monday named in a provisional 30-man squad, which will be whittled down to 15 by the end of this month.

Pietersen and wife Jessica Taylor are expecting their first child during the tournament, which runs from April 30 to May 16 in the Caribbean.

England's premier batter spoke about the subject on the recent tour of South Africa, insisting nothing will prevent him being by Jessica's side at the birth.

But with the tournament being held in the West Indies, Pietersen would face a race to make it back to London when singer and model Taylor goes into labour.

However, national selector Geoff Miller is prepared for England to be left a man short, even if it occurs on the eve of a key match.

He said: "We are not setting a precedent here, we strongly advocate players being solid family-wise so we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

"There are all kinds of possibilities with the birth of a child. It could be at any stage, so we will play it by ear.

"The baby is due later in the World Twenty20 so it wouldn't delay him coming out with the squad at the start. Kevin is fine with it."


Sport24

Comments
  • walter - 2010-03-02 10:19

    Congrats Kevin. But I don't think you should worry too much. If the baby is expected later in the tournament England will probably not be around anymore, so you should be safe and sound next to your wife.

  • Burgiesburnin - 2010-03-02 10:30

    If his crap form continues maybe he should stay with the baby.

  • tommy - 2010-03-02 10:31

    Good on you KP. Many of your misinformed/jealous detractors might think that you're a pratt, but it is good to see that the values learnt at a good school are never forgotten. Good luck.

  • Marcus Daily - 2010-03-02 10:34

    Hahaha, nice one walter!

  • Dee - 2010-03-02 10:41

    It will really dent kevin's ego if teh baby looks like Tiger Woods of John terry... shows someone been batting away from home ground

  • KP IS A (&^&^ - 2010-03-02 10:46

    Who knows...maybe John Terry was a visitor to Jessica as well.....

  • tommy - 2010-03-02 10:48

    momories are short - but the bitterness continues I see. Englang slapped us in the 1 dayers without KP's form and contribution. For our sake, lets hope his form doesn't improve!

  • tommy - 2010-03-02 10:48

    momories are short - but the bitterness continues I see. Englang slapped us in the 1 dayers without KP's form and contribution. For our sake, lets hope his form doesn't improve!

  • Seeps - 2010-03-02 11:22

    Love your work Walter. Tommy do you wanna maybe go down on KP while his wife get's Terry'd or Some Woods? Idiot! They didn't wallop us - two rain results went their way you tosser!!!

  • tommy - 2010-03-02 11:48

    the world is full of your type, nothing but gutter talk.Is that all your miniscual brain can accommodate? Truth is, that, a, you've never met the guy, and b, are like a sheep that follows all the bullsh.t that goes around. Ah, I forgot to ask you something - do you know how to hold a cricket bat ? Sure can hold a beer bottle I bet, - probably do yourself in the mirror as the best thing that you know!

  • Et - 2010-03-02 12:20

    KP, just do a greamme smith and pull out with a sore finger or something.

  • Harris - 2010-03-02 12:21

    @ Tommy. I must agree with your comments. Articles about KP are similar to lifting a stone and observe the low life that crawls out. I sincerely believe that some of these contributors should seek professional help.

  • tommy - 2010-03-02 12:45

    Contributors? no value at all they are! now it is the turn of some numbskull to have a go at Smith. Please guys, just check his records! - believe in the old saying that when in doubt, mumble

  • michael ward - 2010-03-02 13:25

    ET your knowledge of the game must be nil your ignorant comments are sickening

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