ISLAMABAD: After putting his name up for the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is excited to be part of the wonderful tournament and hopes there will be a lot of fun when it is staged in February, 2016 in the UAE.
“It looks like it is going to be a wonderful competition. Lots of fun, lots of sixes, lots of wickets, typical T20 stuff,” he said while confirming his involvement via a video message played during the launch of the 2016 PSL.
“Absolutely buzzing to be a part of the Pakistani mela (event) coming up in February. I can’t wait to get it started,” Pietersen said.
“I am really excited to be a part of this wonderful tournament and excited to get going. I will see you guys soon,” he added.
The inaugural season of the PSL will include five teams Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
Pietersen’s signing is the latest in a string of Twenty20 engagements. He made his Twenty20 debut for Nottinghamshire against Durham in 2003 and has since earned a reputation as one of the most sought-after T20 freelancers.
In July he played for St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League, and the 35-year-old will play for the Durban-based Dolphins franchise in South Africa’s Ram Slam Twenty20 competition in November.
He will then head to Australia for this year’s KFC T20 Big Bash League season, where he will again don the green of the Melbourne Stars.