Kevin Pietersen

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.

KP could captain England ODI side

KP could captain England ODI sideGuyana (West Indies), Mar. 18 : Kevin Pietersen is in line for a dramatic recall as England captain, just 10 weeks after being axed.

According to The Sun, he could lead the side in Friday's one-dayer against West Indies here if Andrew Strauss does not recover from a hamstring strain.

Paul Collingwood, who quit as England one-day captain last year, would be the other candidate.

The selectors might want to give the job back to Pietersen on a one-off basis to try to show there are no hard feelings.

Pietersen may opt out of IPL 2009

Kevin-PietersenAntigua (West Indies), Mar. 8 : England's Kevin Pietersen, the most expensive player at last month's Indian Premier League auction, is considering withdrawing from the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, due to start next month.

The former England captain, speaking to the News of the World, has said that he will "be consulting as many people as I can but if I don't think it is right, then I will not be going".

Sexy texts, webcam keep Jessica Taylor, Kevin Pietersen’s relationship hot

Jessica Taylor And Kevin PietersenLondon, Mar 1 : Dancing on Ice star Jessica Taylor has revealed that when she is away from hubby Kevin Pietersen, sexy texts and webcams are the one way she keeps their relationship hot.

Taylor, 28, admits she cannot wait for him to get back from England's Test series in the West Indies so she can make up for lost time.

"Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder. Being apart for such a long time isn't easy so we make sure the times we are together are always very special," the Mirror quoted her as saying during a break in training at Slough's Ice Arena in Berkshire.

Pietersen blasts sleazebag Stanford

Kevin PietersenLondon, Feb 22 : The sight of hundreds of Antiguans desperate to recover their life savings from the bank of disgraced cricket billionaire Sir Allen Stanford will always haunt Kevin Pietersen.

England's superstar batsman was playing inside the St John's Recreation Ground as the fallout from the collapse of the alleged fraudster's business empire began, News of the World reported.

Stanford, America's 205th richest man, has sullied the whole of cricket after he was charged with serial fraud.

Pietersen, Flintoff most expensive IPL players

Panaji, Feb 6 : Star England players Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff have become the costliest players of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being sold for a whopping 1.55 million dollars in the second edition.

Pietersen was bought by Bangalore Royal Challengers while Flintoff went to Chennai Super King.

Bangalore Royal Challengers spent most of their 1.95 million dollars on Pietersen who had base price of 1.35 million dollars.

Among other players, Australia''s Shawn Tait was purchased by title holders of the inaugural edition Rajasthan Royals for 375,000 dollars while South African batsman Jean Paul Duminy went to Mumbai Indians for 950,000 dollars.