Kevin Pietersen may be persona non grata for the England and Wales Cricket Board, yet he’s still a hot item in the Twenty20 circuit and may now recover an opportunity to go to play in the nation where he began his cricket.
On Friday (August 22), Graeme Smith, Pietersen’s previous skipper and fellow team member at Surrey, communicated trust that Pietersen would react emphatically to a welcome to partake in South Africa’s local Twenty20 rival later not long from now, as indicated by a report in the Guardian.
Smith was as of late selected competition chief and brand minister of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and his obligations incorporate driving open and media mindfulness, aiding in enrolling outside players to take part in the occasion, and administering the draft framework.
The tournament’s lack of big-name recruits has been a worry for the organisers.
The Dolphins, the Durban franchise, enrolled Chris Gayle a year ago however an injury precluded him. Furthermore Cape Cobras marked on Sunil Narine a year ago, yet worldwide responsibilities implied he was accessible for six matches in the round-robin stage.
Pietersen, who is back in England in the wake of speaking to St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League, is currently getting ready for Surrey’s visit for the Natwest T20 Blast finals day this weekend. His next task will be for Melbourne Stars in Australia’s Big Bash League, which will be held between 18 December and 28 January.
On the off chance that Pietersen needs the South African rivalry, which starts on November 2 with the last on December 12, it will be the fifth T20 competition the batsman will be included with in the wake of having had impact in the rivalries in India, England, West Indies and Australia.