Friday, 20 January 2017

Ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen unhappy with CA over scheduling

36-year-old ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has hit out at Cricket Australia over the scheduling clash between the Pakistan one-day series and the BBL, accusing the governing body of stealing the summer of its stars.
Heading Pietersen's concerns is the fact his Melbourne Stars will be without allrounder Marcus Stoinis for their key final-round match against the Sydney Sixers, as he remains in the Australian ODI camp.

Stoinis was called into the Australian squad on Monday as injury cover for Mitchell Marsh, but was allowed to remain in Melbourne for the Stars' clash on Tuesday night with Brisbane. However, he has since joined the Australian set-up, leaving Pietersen angry.

"I just find it bitterly disappointing that a guy can't play in a fixture tomorrow for us, which is a big fixture for us, when he's sitting in a hotel room," Pietersen said. "I'm really disappointed.

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