Pietersen won’t play for rest of 2011 as ECB moves to ease his ‘workload’
London, Sept 2: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen will not appear for either England or Surrey for the rest of the year.
Pietersen's next appearance will come against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in the new year, Mail Online reports.
He was left out of the NatWest One-day International (ODI) series against India, which starts on Friday in Durham, to ''rest'' him, the report said.
Surrey confirmed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has told them that Pietersen must not play for the rest of this campaign, even though they play a CB40 semi-final against Sussex on Sunday, the report added.
"Kevin''s omission is part of our policy of monitoring the workload of players," England one-day captain Alastair Cook said.
"He also has a wrist injury that has to be sorted out. It gives a fantastic opportunity for someone else at four but Kevin is very much part of our one-day future," he added. (ANI)