Kevin Pietersen to play one-off T20 in England during September
Published - Jun 30, 2016 10:53 am | Updated - Jun 30, 2016 10:53 am
Former England batsman and T20 superstar Kevin Pietersen is set to play a one-off T20 match at the Oval in London in September. Pietersen will feature in a Cricket United charity match on September 22 and will be one of the main attractions at the charity game.
Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, and Mark Butcher will coach the two teams, Surrey All-Stars XI and a Cricket United XI, respectively, that will also see Jason Roy, the current England opener, in action.
“Cricket United is a fantastic cause and the Kia Oval is one of my favourite grounds in the world, so I couldn’t be happier to be playing there,” Pietersen said on Wednesday (June 29). “I’m sure there will be a big crowd and I look forward to finding out who else will be playing.”
Cricket United consists of three cricket charities – Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund – and the Surrey Cricket Club has also confirmed the KP24 Foundation will be among other charities to receive a percentage of funds raised on the day.
“I’m sure there will be a big crowd and I look forward to finding out who else will be playing.” The proceeds obtained from the contest would be distributed to various charitable organizations such as Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine, the PCA Benevolent Fund and the KP24 Foundation, the 36-year-old added.”
This will be Pietersen’s only appearance in England this year after he decided to not play in the domestic season. The funds raised from the charity game will be given to Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine, the PCA Benevolent Fund and the KP24 Foundation.
— Cricket United (@CricketUnited) June 28, 2016