DARREN FOREMAN: KP to light up the IPL

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Controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen was the talk of the IPL auction earlier this week.

The former England batsman has dominated the headlines in recent weeks after being sacked from his contract with the ECB.

Now he has signed for another year with the Delhi Daredevils in the lucrative IPL.

Pietersen stands to make more from his £880,000 contract with the Daredevils than he would in an entire year with England, and who can blame him now?

The batsman, who has also signed for Surrey for our domestic T20 Blast competition, is 33 now and who would turn down the figures he’s set to earn?

Five years playing in the t20 competitions around the world will set him up for life, and while it would be easy to have a pop at him, who would be able to turn their back on money like that?

He’ll be a hit, without a shadow of a doubt.

A Kevin Pietersen with a point to prove is a dangerous animal and he certainly has a point to prove after his well-documented split with the ECB.

Yorkshire made the bold move to snap up another of the world’s best limited overs batsmen by bringing in Australian Aaron Finch this week.

The club’s financial troubles are well-documented and Finch won’t be getting paid peanuts for his services.

Having said that, the all-action Aussie will put bums on seats, especially with the exciting new T20 Blast format with games on Friday nights.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:

Jenny Jones has to win this week’s performance of the week award, but she is closely followed by Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood, the BBC commentators who made the special moment even more memorable with their excellent and animated commentary.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“I hope this puts to bed the numerous calls suggesting I am unfit to be the referee. My belly has never been a problem for me.”

Otis Oppong, a referee from Ghana who passed a fitness test to prove his ‘belly’ wasn’t causing him any problems.