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Will KP distract England?

The Kevin Pietersen saga continues with thoughts that he may 'un-retire' from one-day cricket. Could he distract Andy Flower and England from the series against South Africa? (33:13)

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 17, 2012

Posted by geebeerom on (July 18, 2012, 14:55 GMT)

I have noticed that on this website, preference is been given to the English squad as far as photos are concerned, in the run-up to the first test. No South Africans. Unless of course, the owners of the website feel that showcasing only the English is ok since many of the players are in fact South African. Just Wondering. On another note, his excellency Mr. Trott commented that he feels really British. But remember, Mr. Trott, you are not really British.

Posted by simon_w on (July 18, 2012, 5:57 GMT)

wow! I can't believe how wrong David Hopps is! His current article on the subject is relatively temperate, but his comments on the pod here are bombastic, categorical, and fundamentally misguided. I confess to being rather surprised. For my part, I will always want to watch England playing Test Cricket over a foreign domestic T20 tournament. The IPL is on the way down, not the way up. Perhaps the ECB missed the boat with the IPL, many people say so, but to start pandering to it now, when it's peaked and interest is waning, would be daft in the extreme. (For what it's worth, I'm 23 years of age, and feel strongly that my opinion reflects that of my age-group peers.)

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