RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 03, 2015 06:00
Big-hitting England batsman Kevin Pietersen will be back in the Caribbean this summer to play in the third staging of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Pietersen represented the St Lucia Zouks for the 2014 tournament where he joined the side for the final round of CPL matches, held at Warner Park Stadium in St Kitts and Nevis.
During those matches, Pietersen and captain, Darren Sammy, helped the Zouks romp to victory against reigning champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs.
“Being involved in CPL 2014 was a fantastic experience and I thoroughly enjoyed playing for the St Lucia Zouks albeit briefly,” Pietersen said.
“This year I will be available for the duration of the tournament so I hope to be able to make a bigger impact and give the Zouks fans something to shout about. The CPL is a very special event and I can’t wait to get back out there to experience more of the biggest party in sport.”
CPL CEO, Damien O’Donohoe said the CPL is happy to have Pietersen back for 2015.
“We are delighted to welcome back Kevin to the CPL for the 2015 season. He’s a true superstar and to see him line up again with the best of the best from the West Indies and around the world will be a real thrill for CPL fans,” he said
The CPL 2015 Player Draft is set to take place on February 5 in Kingston. The draft will feature players like Jacques Kallis, Lasith Malinga, and Shahid Afridi.