KP expected to judge England`s performance at T20 WC after landing TV

KP expected to judge England's performance at T20 WC after landing TV pundit job

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 11:40 hrs

England batsman Kevin Pietersen will work as a television pundit during the Twenty20 World Cup, starting next month, which would also give him an opportunity to comment on England's performance at the mega event and make public remarks about his ongoing row with the England and Wales Cricket Board, and some of the players.

The South Africa-born star was dropped from England's Test side this month and not picked for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka after sending "provocative" text messages allegedly criticising England Test captain Andrew Strauss.

England coach Andy Flower has spoken of "unresolved" issues of trust and respect, with Pietersen reported to be at odds with a number of players in the dressing room as well as Strauss.

ESPN-Star Sports network has confirmed Pietersen would be a part of its presentation and analysis team for the September 18-October 7 event.

"We're delighted that one of the biggest names is part of our team and look forward to hearing the insights of someone who knows the format and knows the current stars inside out," The Telegraph quoted ESPN-Star Sports managing director Peter Hutton, as saying in a statement.

Pietersen was the man of the tournament when England won the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean, the first time they had lifted a major piece of International Cricket Council silverware.

The statement quoted Pietersen as saying that he was "excited about working with ESPN-Star Sports (and) watching England defend their title." (ANI)

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