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St Lucia pick Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen, pictured, will play alongside West Indies skipper Darren Sammy and Australia veteran Brad Hodge for the St Lucia Zouks

Kevin Pietersen will play for the St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League after being selected as the first pick in the 2014 draft.

The 33-year-old joins West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Australian veteran Brad Hodge at the Zouks, who are coached by former England and Glamorgan batsman Matthew Maynard.

The tournament begins in July and ends in August.

A tweet from the CPL read: "@SLUZouks have chosen Kevin Pieterson as their pick of the first Round ! Welcome to the Caribbean Kevin !"

Pietersen's first-round selection meant he was in the maximum 80,000 US dollars 'salary slab', setting his base earning at approximately £48,000.

Each of the six teams are allowed one West Indies franchise player and one international franchise player, which were selected before the draft.

The sides then pick 13 members each during the draft and add four local under-19s to make up a final squad of 19.

Pietersen is already signed up to play, and captain, the Delhi Daredevils when the Indian Premier League begins later this month, while he is set to appear for Surrey in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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