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England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Graves Opens Door To Pietersen Return

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 02 / 15

Incoming England & Wales Cricket Board Chair COLIN GRAVES has given England cricket player KEVIN PIETERSEN "a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career," according to the AFP. With England toiling at the World Cup and Pietersen having spoken of his eagerness t...

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