KP Talks It Out
Not since the last time the Israelis and Palestinians met have we seen meetings as potentially fraught as this: Kevin Pietersen will fly from South Africa to meet with his England team mates to start the process of ‘reintegration’
That is what the ECB are calling it: ‘reintegration’. Those incarcerated, for long periods of time, often find the process of reintegrating with society a long and difficult one. They’ve been institutionalised; they’ve been making their fried cheese on the radiator for too long.
Same thing applies to KP. He’s been so naughty that a process of reintegration must be attended to.
Pietersen sent some allegedly derogatory texts to members of the South Africa test team, when they toured England in August. Texts that have been widely purported to be less than flattering about former captain Andrew Strauss.
So like some sort of hardened criminal; Kevin Pietersen must be trained by the experts at the ECB to refrain from recidivism.
KP will return from South Africa for 48 hours, where he is playing in the Champions League T20 for the Delhi Daredevils.
It is apt that KP travels from one of the slew of international T20 competitions, while his team mates wait patiently at home for him to begin the process of his reintegration.
The rest of his England team aren’t exactly sought after by the traveling T20 circus. Whereas Pietesen is one of the stars of the shortest format of the game. His services will always spark a bidding war.
England could have used that skill at the T20 World Cup. Pietersen of course was not offered a place in the T20 squad.
It doesn’t take a genius to see they could have used him. But KP wasn’t offered a position because he’s a bad man and should be punished. Imagine someone being naughty enough to send text messages to old friends. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
But the process begins now. KP must be rehabilitated, reintegrated. Because he’s so very bad.
But as the most talented player in the squad; maybe his team mates should do some reintegrating with him.
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