Wednesday 6th August 2014 – Basseterre, St. Kitts: Cricket’s most exciting batsman, Kevin Pietersen, arrived in St. Kitts today to prepare to make his Limacol Caribbean Premier League debut this weekend for the St. Lucia Zouks.
Ahead of back-to-back matches against the Jamaica Tallawahs and the Guyana Amazon Warriors at Warner Park, Kevin Pietersen spoke about how much he enjoys playing cricket in the Caribbean and the positive impact the CPL will have on the game by providing such a high profile stage for the region’s cricketers to perform on.
Kevin Pietersen said, “I love playing cricket in the Caribbean and am really looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere and passion the crowd can generate within Warner Park. There aren’t many other grounds in the world that have a party stand with a swimming pool in it!”
Pietersen scored a hundred at Warner Park in 2009 and went on to say how enjoyable it is to play cricket in St. Kitts, “I have played here before and really enjoyed batting – it is a beautiful ground and a unique place to play. It is a tight ground, and that means lots of fours, sixes and wickets, which is what the fans want to see. CPL is about entertaining cricket and bringing the best players from across the Caribbean and combining them with some of the top overseas players to put on a show that fans across the West Indies deserve. I cannot wait for this weekend.”
Kevin Pietersen will be playing for St. Lucia Zouks alongside captain Darren Sammy and one of the players of the tournament, Sohail Tanvir. St. Lucia Zouks play against Chris Gayle’s Jamaica Tallawahs at 12pm on Saturday 9th August and against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at 12pm on Sunday 10th August.