Cricket

KP not contemplating Proteas move - report

2016-02-18 12:50
Kevin Pietersen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen is not consedering playing international cricket for South Africa, a report on BBC Sport indicates.

This comes after England bowler Darren Gough said earlier this week that Pietersen may consider representing his country of birth.

Pietersen, 35, has not played Test cricket for England since January 3, 2014, after which he was dropped from the team and told he would not be picked in future.

However, under ICC rules, once a player has represented a Test-playing country, he must wait four years to re-qualify for another side.

That would mean the controversial Pietersen will be eligible to represent the Proteas in early 2018.

“I think he will be tempted, given the way he has been treated, or the way he thinks he has been treated over the past few years,” Gough told talkSPORT.

However, according to BBC Sport, Pietersen is not contemplating the move.

Since being told his England career is over, Pietersen has mainly played Twenty20 cricket in the various franchise leagues around the world.

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