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Kevin Pietersen signs up for Pakistan Super League

KARACHI: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has given a nod for his participation in the upcoming Pakistan Super League, ARY News reported.

Pietersen’s has become the latest high-profile cricketer to join the Pakistan Super League, following the star-studded launch ceremony held in Lahore yesterday.

The right-handed batsman in a video message said: Absolutely buzzing to be a part of the Pakistani mela (fair) coming up in February.

“I can’t wait to get it started. 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. “I am really excited to be a part of this wonderful tournament.”

The Pakistan Super League – a professional Twenty20 cricket league that includes five franchised clubs – will be played between February 4 and 24 in 2016.

Other cricketing stars who have joined the PSL are:

Chris Gayle, Ravi Bopara, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Jade Dernbach, Chris Jordan, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin, Jason Holder, Jesse Ryder, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Shakib Al Hasan, Angelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Brad Hodge and Johan Botha.

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