KP reveals has received offers from English counties to keep alive chances of possible England return
Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept alive the talks of his possible return to the national side after he revealed that he has received offers this week from a number of English counties.
Pietersen has been out of the England set-up since his central contract was cancelled 13 months ago by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following the team’s Ashes washout by Australia.
A week ago incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves had indicated that Pietersen’s return to the national team was possible. He had said that Pietersen would need to secure a county deal and post some good run tallies to have any chance of returning to the national team, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Now Pietersen has commented on reports that he received an approach from county team Leicestershire. He said that he believes an offer was made and so have a few others this week, adding that now they would wait and see what his decision is.
Referring to the cap numbers on his Test and ODI shirts, Pietersen said that there is lots to think about but added that he is desperate to put #626 and #185 back on his chest.
County Surrey, which released Pietersen at the end of last season, were reportedly understood to be monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile, obstacles in the way of Pietersen returning to the England side included the fact that he was sacked by ECB managing director Paul Downton in February 2014, while national selector James Whitaker had said Pietersen would never play for England again, the report added.