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SBD Global/August 27, 2012/Media

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen Could Be Banned From TV Pundit Job

Cricketer Kevin Pietersen’s "miserable summer took another turn for the worse" on Friday when it emerged that his attempt to take up a commentator’s role at the World Twenty20 next month could be vetoed by the Int'l Cricket Council, according to Derek Pringle of the London TELEGRAPH. ESPN STAR Sports announced on Friday that Pietersen would be working for the network during the tournament in Sri Lanka. Yet, the event belongs to the ICC, and it "has the right to vet commentators used by the host broadcaster." Pietersen could "fall foul of that process should pressure be brought to bear" by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Pietersen’s latest move, which "has angered many at the ECB with its insensitive timing," looks like another provocation and could "have implications in any possible attempt by him to secure a central contract" (TELEGRAPH, 8/26).
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