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Kevin Pietersen Retires from England's Limited Overs Format


Kevin Pietersen, the stylish England batsman, has quit from all limited over formats today, claiming his age and international schedule’s intensity it is fair to give way for the young guns to get themselves cement a place for the world cup 2015, in Australia and New-Zealand.

KP, doesn’t have any plans to retire from the rich Indian Premier League which raises whether ICC should have a thick layer to check on this.

Hugh Morris, the managing director of England Cricket, said: "ECB is disappointed by the timing of Kevin's decision less than four months before we defend our ICC World Twenty20 title. Kevin is a world-class player and we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts and we look forward to his continued contributions towards the Test match side."

KP, is very famous for this controversial switch hit shot which every cricketing fan loves to watch.
Kevin Pietersen retirement, Kevin Pietersen switch hit

KP, has played 127 ODIs and Scored 4,184 runs at an impressive average of 42. He has also played 36 twenty 20s for England, with an averages 38.

Now, England defending their T20 championship this decision of KP, should not demoralize the team in 
putting their best.

KP explained media today “With the intensity of the international schedule and the increasing demands on my body, I think it is the right time to step aside and let the next generation of players come through to gain experience for the World Cup in 2015," Pietersen said. "I am immensely proud of my achievements in the one-day game but still wish to be considered for selection for England in Test cricket.

An ECB statement said: "Pietersen, who discussed his position with the ECB during the recent Investec Test at Lord's, accepts that his current contract will continue to run through to September 2012 but that the contract will be downgraded to reflect the fact that he will only be selected for Test cricket for the remainder of his current contract.

 "The terms of the central contract state that any player making himself unavailable for either of the one-day formats automatically rules himself out of consideration for both formats of the game as planning for both formats is closely linked.”


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