Top officials of the England and Wales Cricket Board are annoyed over Kevin Pietersen’s move to accept a commentary job during the T20 World Cup, and will warn him before he departs for Sri Lanka next month to choose his words wisely. Kevin Pietersen, who accepted the job as a studio analyst for the host broadcaster
ESPN Star Sports in June, could end up chatting directly about ex- English team-mates during the Twenty20 World Cup. The ECB central contract never forbids media job, as Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad have both accepted jobs in the past. Kevin Pietersen, who’s set to meet Test skipper Andrew Strauss tomorrow for the 1st occasion since the text affair that led to him being axed from the Test team, is hoping an apology will smooth his way back into the English set-up.
An ECB source yesterday conceded accepting the TV role wasn’t the best way to go about it. “There are provisions in his agreement that prevent him making critical remarks about English cricketers and officials, so he’s going to have to be cautious with what he says,” said the source.