Pietersen set for Quetta Gladiators return in new role
LAHORE: Former England star Kevin Pietersen is likely to join Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Quetta Gladiators in a new role, during the next edition of the tournament.
The 39-year-old had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, after having played his last game for Quetta Gladiators in the 2018 edition of the PSL.
“Pietersen is a great friend of mine. I asked him to join the side as mentor but he declined due to presence of Sir Viv Richards, in order to avoid creating any issue,” said Omar in a teleconference. “We can’t keep many mentors but I’m confident that next year he will join us in a new role.”
Omar blamed scheduling and travelling issues as the main reason behind his team’s below-par performance in PSL season five.
Defending champions, Quetta, finished on the fifth position in the points table, with nine points from 10 group stage games. - Agencies