Kevin Pietersen not playing IPL 2017

Kevin Pietersen optout the 2017 season of the IPL, spent a busy season as a reason fornot entering the player auction scheduled fevruary 20th.

In the last season Pietersen was part of the Rising Pune Supergiants franchise but played only four games before missing the rest of the tournament with a calf injury.He was released by the franchise in December last year and would have had to be bought at the player auction in February to play this year.

“I won’t be going into the IPL auction,” Pietersen said on Twitter. “My winter has been too busy with all my travel & I don’t want to spend April/May away too!”

In PSL 2016 ,He had played for Quetta Gladiators and is set to be part of the team once again for the upcoming tournament from February 9 to March 5. The IPL is scheduled to begin in the first week of April and end in the third week of May.

Pietersen’s previous bids

  • 2009 – $1.55 million (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  • 2011 – $650,000 (Deccan Chargers)
  • 2014 – $1.33 million approx. (Delhi Daredevils)
  • 2015 – $300,000 approx. (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  • 2016 – $520,000 approx. (Rising Pune Supergiants)

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