Caribbean Premier League: St Lucia Zouks pick Kevin Pietersen
Last Updated: 03/04/14 11:17pm
Kevin Pietersen: St Lucia stint for batsman
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play for the St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after being selected as the first pick in the 2014 draft.
Pietersen will join West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Australian veteran Brad Hodge at the Zouks who are coached by former England and Glamorgan batsman Matthew Maynard.
He has been able to choose where he plays around the world in the wake of his exit from the England set-up.
Pietersen will represent, and captain, the Delhi Daredevils when the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins later this month.
The 34-year-old is also due to appear for Surrey in the domestic T20 tournament, now billed as the Twenty20 Blast.
A clause in his Surrey contract allows Pietersen to compete in the CPL, which begins in July and ends in August.
But Pietersen has confirmed he would be available for Surrey whenever required, writing on Twitter: "I will be fulfilling ALL my @surreycricket commitments and just flying into the Caribbean to honour this opportunity..."
The IPL begins in the United Arab Emirates before returning to India after the country's elections and Pietersen will be racking up the Air Miles as he follows the domestic Twenty20 circuits.
"April - Dubai, May - India, June/July - London, Aug - Caribbean, Sept -
London, Oct - Africa. Pretty chuffed with my summer!" he tweeted.
Defending champions the Jamaica Tallawahs opted for Andre Russell with their first pick while the Antigua Hawksbills chose Sheldon Cottrell.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel picked Darren Bravo, the Barbados Tridents went for Dwayne Smith and Mohammad Hafeez was the choice of the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
Ireland's Kevin O'Brien was selected in the sixth round by the Red Steel but former England players Simon Jones, Owais Shah and Dimitri Mascarenhas all went undrafted.