14 Jul 2012

Pietersen ponders one-day cricket U-turn

5:15 pm on 14 July 2012

Kevin Pietersen's retirement from one-day cricket could yet prove to be a brief interlude after claiming he'd love to play for another three or four years in all forms of the game.

Pietersen says he's held talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about ending his limited overs retirement.

The 32-year-old, arguably England's most talented batsman, quit white-ball internationals for his adopted country after team management refused him his wish to appear in Twenty20 matches while opting out of 50-over games.

The terms of an ECB central contract prevent players picking and choosing formats and team management held firm, fearing an exodus of leading names from the one-day side if they gave Pietersen his head.

If Pietersen is to play in the World Twenty/20, England will have to move fast as the International Cricket Council deadline for naming initial 30-man squads is July 18.