Dolphins sign England exile KP

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The Dolphins have signed former England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Effectively exiled by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the outspoken Pietersen has spent several seasons playing Twenty20 cricket around the world, including the Indian Premier League with the Delhi Daredevils and Caribbean Premier League with the St Lucia Zouks.

The hard-hitting right-hander will be available for the Dolphins’ opening five Ram Slam T20 Challenge fixtures, through the first half of November, before leaving for the Melbourne Stars’ Big Bash League campaign in Australia.

The controversial Pietersen was born in Pietermaritzburg and started his cricket career with KwaZulu-Natal before moving to England. He rejoined the Durban-based outfit in 2010, albeit briefly.

The Ram Slam T20 Challenge will run from 1 November to 12 December 2015.