Devastating English batsman Kevin Pietersen is all set to play in South African T20 tournament starting from 2nd of November. His contract with the Surrey Cricket Club expired and then he went to South Africa for a holiday. Since then he had been in talks with CSA. Though he is a South African born, still will play as an overseas player.
Former South African cricketer Graeme Smith persuaded him to play in this tournament as the former is the tournament director and brand ambassador. Cricket South Africa is hoping that Smith increases appreciable interest in the viewers for this competition and will able to draw maximum dashing overseas players.
Kevin Pietersen to play in South African T20 league
It is not certain that whether he will be available for the entire tournament as he has to feature in the Big Bash League of Australia starting from December 18. The Ram Slam competition of South Africa is not so a budgeted one compared to Big Bash league and few others.
Last season Ram Slam comprised of only four overseas players from three franchises and three franchises did not have any. They were: Sunil Narine ( Cape Cobras), Azhar Mahmood ( Highveld Lions), Saeed Ajmal (Titans) and Sohail Tanvir (Highveld Lions).