Kevin Pietersen forced to retire

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England news: Kevin Pietersen retires from one-day cricket | England Cricket News | ESPN Cricinfo

This was totally unexpected, but I guess its partially because of domestic T20 leagues? But I would have expected, Test retirement, but he has gone the other way round :D

Also, he could have played World Cup T20 & then retired :confused:
 
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That's Sad. he was the best ODI batsmen for England

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Also, he could have played World Cup T20 & then retired :confused:

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

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.
 

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But..its a dangerous precedent, players retiring at 29,30, 32...

However, we have others balancing it at 38,39,40 :D

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Yes, thats why I said he could have retired from ODIs after World Cup T20, its not that far away, and he would have had to play the ODI series against the Windies & SAfrica , thats it
 


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Yeah.... He could have spoken to the board about resting for a couple of series as well among Aus/SA/WI.
 

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Some contract issue must be there with ECB.otherwise last year when he was dropped for odi series against india, he was very disappointed and eager for a comeback.Graeme Swann who every now and then lambasts ODI and says it should be Scrapped continues to play in it
 


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Yeah, I expect a lot of things to change over the next few years in the decade in cricket, lets see, how things go.
 

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