Pietersen not in England's World T20 squad

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 09:49 hrs

Kevin Pietersen was left out of England's provisional, 30-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old batsman retired from one-day international cricket in May but remains available to play Tests for England.

At the time, he said he would still have been available for England's Twenty20 world title defence in Sri Lanka in September and October but ECB selection policy stated that any player making himself unavailable for either of the one-day formats ruled himself out of consideration for both.

England will submit their final squad list of 15 on August 18.

Pietersen was named player of the series when England won the 2010 World Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean.

Provisional squad Stuart Broad (capt), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Gareth Batty, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Scott Borthwick, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Steven Croft, Steven Davies, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright

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