Kevin Pietersen

KP defends decision to play IPL

KP defends decision to play IPLLondon, Apr. 1 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen has defended his decision to play in the Indian Premier League only a few days after complaining of homesickness during England''s lengthy tour of the Caribbean.

Pietersen said: "What happens in two weeks is a totally different kettle of fish and that''s the difference."

Pietersen believes he will be helping England by developing his game with his participation in the IPL.

KP says he won’t stay away from his wife for 11 months ever again

Kevin PietersenSt. Lucia (West Indies), Apr. 1 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he misses his wife Jessica
Taylor terribly, and has vowed never to stay away from her for 11 months ever again.

"Everybody in the team wants to go home and see their families, but what happens in two weeks is a totally different
kettle of fish. I''m going to spend a week with my wife, and that''s going to be an amazing week, then go back to work. I
won''t be without my wife for 11 weeks ever again," Pietersen told The Sun here.

Is KP’s international career over?

Is KP’s international career over?St. Lucia (West Indies), Mar. 31 : England batsman Kevin Pietersen''s international career has probably hit a major roadblock, and speculation is rife that he may be sacked if he persists with his self-centered attitude.

Pietersen is officially on record as saying that all he wants to do is go home.

There is no doubt that he is still England''s best batsman, and remains committed to the cause. When he left the field during the fourth one-day international against West Indies complaining of a back spasm there was not sympathy but scepticism.

Pietersen says only England can dig itself out of its present mess

KP says not interested captaining England in World 20-20

KP says not interested captaining England in World 20-20Guyana (West Indies), Mar. 20 : Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen is insisting that he does not want to lead the side in this summer's Twenty20 World Cup.

In an interview with his Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports to be aired today, Pietersen emphatically said `No' when asked whether he could be persuaded to lead England in the World Twenty20.

Pitersen snubbed, Collignwood to lead in England-Windies Odi series

Pitersen snubbed, Collignwood to lead in England-Windies Odi seriesLondon, Mar 19: English selectors have snubbed Kevin Pietersen once again and named Paul Collingwood to lead the side for ODI series against West Indies in place of injured skipper Andrew Strauss.

The move has ended Pietersen’s hopes of getting another chance to lead the side, even as a stand-in captain, The Sun reports.

Essex opener Alastair Cook has already been appointed Strauss’ No. 2 in Test cricket.

Pietersen, sacked as skipper in January, has said that he would like to lead England again.

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