STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kevin Pietersen pulls out of IPL-10 owing to excess cricket

Pietersen scored 268 runs in 8 matches for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League with two half-centuries.

Published: 04th February 2017 03:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2017 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

Rising Pune Supergiants captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (L) interacts with teammate Kevin Pietersen. | AFP

By PTI

LONDON: Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen today pulled out of the Indian Premier League, announcing that he has withdrawn himself from the players' auction owing to his hectic schedule of the past few months.

"FYI - I won't be going into the IPL auction. My winter has been too busy with all my travel & I don't want to spend April/May away too!," Pietersen posted on his twitter handle.

Pietersen scored 268 runs in 8 matches for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League with two half-centuries. However, over the years, the stylish batsman has had a high Base Price and not being a current international could certainly affect his chances at the auction in the last week of this month.

The explosive cricketer had played for Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of the league. He played only four matches before an injury forced him out of the event. The franchise subsequently released him.

The right-hander had been busy playing in the domestic leagues of South Africa and Australia. He is scheduled to turn up for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League later this month. The Indian Premier League is set to be held in April.

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp