Kevin Pietersen was banned by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)  © Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen was banned by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after the Ashes 2013-14 down under © Getty Images

September 8, 2014

Kevin Pietersen, who was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), will not be playing for Surrey in their upcoming County match against Worcestershire.

“We discussed it, [head coach] Graham Ford and myself, the possibility of bringing Kevin in. But realistically we’ve got just an outside chance of promotion. So it’s better for the future of the club if we give the likes of an Aneesh Kapil or Arun Harinath two first-class games to gain more experience to see how they can progress – which will stand us in good stead for next season.”, Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart told the club’s official website kiaoval.com.