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ahnaf
May 31, 2012, 06:25 AM
Quite surprising..
Click here (http://www.thesportscampus.com/2012053121689/one-day-internationals/kevin-pietersen-announces-shock-retirement-from-odis-and-t20-internationals)


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zinatf
May 31, 2012, 06:29 AM
:wow: Unbelievable!

zinatf
May 31, 2012, 06:30 AM
ESPN article

Pietersen retires from one-day cricket

Kevin Pietersen has retired from all international limited overs cricket with immediate effect. He will remain available for consideration as a specialist Test match player only. The news comes four months before England defend their World T20 title in Sri Lanka.

"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.

The terms of ECB central contracts state that any player who makes themselves unavailable for either format of one-day cricket is automatically ruled out of selection for both ODIs and T20s.

"For the record, were the selection criteria not in place, I would have readily played for England in the upcoming World Twenty20," Pietersen said.

He has no plans to retire from the IPL, which will further increase tensions between IPL and international cricket and heighten the debate over whether a window is becoming increasingly necessary to seek accommodation between the tournament and the international circuit.

Pietersen, 31, has played 127 ODIs and 36 international T20s for England, making his international debut in 2004 against Zimbabwe in Harare. Pietersen has scored 4,184 runs at an average of 41.84 in one-day internationals and averages 37.93 in international T20 cricket.

Maysun
May 31, 2012, 06:38 AM
This is absolutely shocking news for the English & cricket fans in general. Damn! :(

Maysun
May 31, 2012, 06:43 AM
He should've just retired after the WT20 if he wanted to quit. English are gonna struggle now for the WC, I guess considering the form he was in during the IPL.

Naimul_Hd
May 31, 2012, 06:50 AM
I am too surprised at his decision but he had a very rough time with board officials. KP got few warnings and fine for tweeting and attacking English commies. I wonder its anything got to do with his decision.

Equinox
May 31, 2012, 07:00 AM
He is being a pr!ck as usual. This is his way of saying ODIs should die. Great player but too big of an ego.

Jadukor
May 31, 2012, 07:18 AM
I am too surprised at his decision but he had a very rough time with board officials. KP got few warnings and fine for tweeting and attacking English commies. I wonder its anything got to do with his decision.

I was thinking the same. Sad to see him retire because he is an exciting player to watch. I hope he does an afridi and returns to limited format again in the future

Maysun
May 31, 2012, 07:22 AM
That series!

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Nadim
May 31, 2012, 07:40 AM
Shows he never cared for England, why should he? afterall he is Sounth African.

A player with passion for their country will play as long as they stay fit but for him its not the case :sick:...

roman
May 31, 2012, 08:04 AM
He is being a pr!ck as usual. This is his way of saying ODIs should die. Great player but too big of an ego.

I think he retired from T20 as well..correction: he'll play T-20. Now I agree with you..

Like Naimul bhai said he may retire because of some off the field Incidents. Hope he doesn't do another Afridi..

riankhan
May 31, 2012, 08:11 AM
Such an elegant player. Cricket needed superstars like him :(

simon
May 31, 2012, 09:49 AM
drama queen ekta.

anyway,bideshi der ei ekta bishoy khub interesting , era lebu kochlaya tita korey na,they don't stick to one thing for too long & gives priority to the quality,unlike us ,sub continent people, ei Jayasuriya,Murali,Danguly,DaBir,Shochin era jotodin na ekdom out of service hobe totodin porjonto gutaya gutaya khelbo.:waiting:

oronnya
May 31, 2012, 10:38 AM
what????????? noooooooooooo :(

Equinox
May 31, 2012, 12:02 PM
I think he retired from T20 as well..correction: he'll play T-20. Now I agree with you..

Like Naimul bhai said he may retire because of some off the field Incidents. Hope he doesn't do another Afridi..
He didn't volunatarily retire from T20Is. According to ECB rules, being ineligible for selection for ODIs means you are automatically ineligible for selection for T20Is as well. He'll still be playing the IPL.

cricheart
May 31, 2012, 12:55 PM
mercenary immigrants

Zeeshan
May 31, 2012, 04:13 PM
drama queen ekta.

anyway,bideshi der ei ekta bishoy khub interesting , era lebu kochlaya tita korey na,they don't stick to one thing for too long & gives priority to the quality,unlike us ,sub continent people, ei Jayasuriya,Murali,Danguly,DaBir,Shochin era jotodin na ekdom out of service hobe totodin porjonto gutaya gutaya khelbo.:waiting:

Disagree. You always can get better c-mon da.

Ajfar
May 31, 2012, 04:39 PM
Oh come on KP. You are only 32 man, he could have easily played for another 3 years. I think he is pissed at ECB. Huge loss for England.

TigerEz
May 31, 2012, 05:01 PM
kevin pieterson is up to something.....i can tell

Kohli_Sox
May 31, 2012, 05:57 PM
Too big of an ego right. Also seems like he doesn't care for English cricket but why should he be nonetheless that's not in his blood. If he did care for English cricket then atleast he would see off T20 WC which is just around the corner. Those West Indians and this KP are of same similar kind of egoistic mindset but ECB also played a reluctant role in reconditioning him.

From all of these situations, I hope our Bd players stay away from getting conflicts with board as was the case with Tamim and vice versa Board officials also need to be careful in treating certain players.

Jadukor
May 31, 2012, 11:00 PM
I think KP gave enough time ahead of the tournament for the selectors to workout new combinations. If he wanted to be a prick he would have done a Rockibul which would have been to announce retirement just days before the World T-20.

ahnaf
June 1, 2012, 12:54 AM
Those who are criticising kp they should know that Kp didnot retire from t20 but its policy of ecb that eventually ruling him out of playing anymore t20 as he choose to retire from odi.. Its ecb's decision that kp wont play t20 anymore not kp's..
Check this Kevin Pietersen impasse demands ECB rethink (http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/current/story/566835.html)..
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cricheart
June 11, 2012, 06:36 PM
Andy Flower backs Ian Bell to fill Kevin Pietersen void

Ian Bell was recalled to the England squad on Monday for their upcoming three-match one-day international series against the West Indies.

Warwickshire batsman Bell returns to the limited overs set-up after being left out of England's 4-0 one-day win against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in February, having struggled in the preceding Tests.

However, with Kevin Pietersen having retired from one-day internationals last week, England have a vacancy at the top of the order that Bell, who made an unbeaten 76 in the drawn third Test against the West Indies concluded at Edgbaston on Monday, is set to fill alongside one-day skipper Alastair Cook.

The 30-year-old Bell averages just over 34 in 108 one-day internationals and has scored just the one hundred.

"We don't want him to do a similar job to Pietersen, we want him to be Ian Bell and play great international cricket.

With regard to England limited overs matches, Pietersen -- who remains a Test player -- had just wanted to appear in Twenty20 fixtures while opting out of 50-over clashes.

But that was against the terms of his England central contract and Flower said: "It's important to make policy in the best interests of English cricket. You've got to be careful when setting precedents."

Flower also said it was important 50-over one-day internationals remained respected by cricket's leading teams.

"It's a matter of principle and of supporting one-day international cricket. Protecting the integrity of one-day cricket is important.

"There is a danger, not of a mass exodus, but of players wanting to pick and chose. With the finances involved, there is a danger they might just pick Twenty20 cricket and this could denigrate the status of 50-over cricket.

"England have never won a 50-over ICC competition and we are very eager to do so," Flower said.

source (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/top-stories/Andy-Flower-backs-Ian-Bell-to-fill-Kevin-Pietersen-void/articleshow/14036223.cms)

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Hasan2k8
June 11, 2012, 07:08 PM
Kp will be missed. Kp is a Worldclass player and the best Odi and t20 player in England!

BANFAN
June 13, 2012, 11:52 PM
It's a shocker ... All cric fans will miss him in the shorter version... May be an opportunity for BPL to go for him in it's next season...??

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 12:55 PM
Sad to see him retire but atleast the good thing is he still prefers test cricket. We need more players like him who still understand the importance of tests

cricheart
June 14, 2012, 01:38 PM
Sad to see him retire but atleast the good thing is he still prefers test cricket. We need more players like him who still understand the importance of tests

Good luck on your assumption for KP. But I wonder how long he is gonna play test anyway, coz as long as I know English schedule is clashing with next year IPL; He allready freed himself enough to appear there by retiring from int LOIs, meanwhile Delhi would love to have him play for whole league. ECB certainly feeling enlighten having a mercenary in their test squad! :D He is an encouraging character. but for How long? :umm:

cornerdtiger
June 14, 2012, 01:45 PM
Well we dont know how long he"ll play test.cricket but I expect the excitement of the ashes and burning desire to overturn the whitewash against pakistan should be motivation enough. Then there is the test series away in india and also the home series against south africa etc....
Btw do you prefer players giving up tests for LOIs?

cricheart
June 14, 2012, 03:40 PM
Well we dont know how long he"ll play test.cricket but I expect the excitement of the ashes and burning desire to overturn the whitewash against pakistan should be motivation enough. Then there is the test series away in india and also the home series against south africa etc....
Btw do you prefer players giving up tests for LOIs?

I'm not really sure myself what would I prefer for players giving up tests for LOIs or vice versa. But certainly a need have been arrised in recent times for certain players to make that choice. Not everyone is lucky to be as young as Shakib and hope to appear IPL & IPL-like leagues 8+ years more being in limelight. In this case KP is someone from South Africa, a converted immigrant in England is in out of context position of patriotism question holds his own choice to make. With his age of fertile batting he probably will play 2/3 years more at best in same fassion, choosing retirement aint really surprising as he would want to sell his skill for maximum in his remaining career period.
But dont get fooled by his preference of tests over LOIs. The sense of freedom of speech & choice neither same in every country nor in every individuals. KP leaving SA due to preference of color quota forces him to choose UK as he found less likely to get chance in SA nat squad in first place; is very much well aware of self-right found himself strugling in UK, when his recent media & tweet clash incidents result in handling by ECB gives us enough doubt why he choose to retire now only. IMO he took the choice to insult ECB. ECB certainly feeling enlighten having a mercenary in their test squad! No. His being in the squad will encourage more others, this could be infectious in English. Checkout Andy's reaction with Bell replacing KP. My guess he will be sacked soon. Or if ECB takes Ashes & India tour more seriously then he may have few more chances left for int appearances.