Kevin Pietersen, on Friday (February 3), confirmed that he won’t be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 auction after a busy winter schedule. Pietersen was part of Rising Pune Supergiants in the last edition of the IPL but was released by the franchise.
“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!,” he said via a tweet.
Pietersen played a key role for the Melbourne Stars in the recently-concluded Big Bash League (BBL), where he scored 268 runs in eight games. Prior to that, he represented the Dolphins in the Cricket South Africa Twenty20 tournament, where he played five games. He’s expected to play in the Pakistan Super League for the Quetta Gladiators later in the month.
The last day to register for the IPL auction is February 3 and the event is expected to be held in the third week of this month, tentatively on February 21. The tenth edition of the tournament will be played from April 5 to May 21, 2017.