Pietersen will remain loyal to England cricket

July 31st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 31 (IANS) England’s injured star cricketer Kevin Piteresen has denied he would ignore central contracts and go freelance to lap up the riches of Twenty20 cricket.
Pietersen, who has been ruled out of the ongoing Ashes because of achilles injury, dismissed speculation that leading cricketers, including himself, could soon take control of how and where they play their cricket.

“I’ve played 54 Test matches for England and I’ve been very fortunate to have played 54 injury-free Test matches. I have a little break now for six weeks and then I’ve said to myself and said to my family I’m gonna try to give another five-, six-year full stint to England which I love doing and I want to do,” Pietersen was quoted as saying in the Guardian daily newspaper.

“I’m using this gap like a middle marker in my career to have this little break, get myself fully fit by the time I return and then continue from where I left off. I know there will be no freelance cricketer in me for years to come.

“I will be firmly playing for England. Test cricket is my favourite game and that’s something I want to continue doing for a long time,” he said.

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