Surrey sign Kevin Pietersen for summer's NatWest T20 Blast competition
Kevin Pietersen has agreed a contract to play in the NatWest T20 Blast for Surrey this summer.
Last Updated: 10/02/14 8:14pm
Surrey have confirmed the deal as the row over Pietersen's controversial exclusion from the England side rumbles on.
The ECB moved to clarify their decision on Sunday, claiming he was dropped and released from his central contract because he could not be trusted to give his full support to captain Alastair Cook.
Pietersen joined Surrey on loan for the latter part of the 2010 season and has remained at The Oval since, although his contract expired at the end of 2013.
But the 33-year-old has now agreed terms to play in 14 T20 Blast fixtures for Surrey, although he also hinted that he could feature in the County Championship as well.
He wrote on Twitter: "BTW (By the way) - this is a T20 contract, but I can play in the County Championship too."
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said: "We are delighted to have agreed terms with Kevin, and to have a player of his ability at the Kia Oval.
"Unsurprisingly there was a great deal of interest in Kevin from around the world, but he has made it very clear that he wants to play at Surrey and it is not only good news for the club but for the domestic game in this country.
"We are now looking forward to watching him in the middle, scoring a bucket load of runs for Surrey."
Pietersen added: "I'm absolutely delighted to have agreed terms with Surrey and am thoroughly looking forward to playing my cricket for the Club this summer.
"I've had some of my best moments in cricket at the Kia Oval and I'm really excited at the prospect of getting back out there playing in what will hopefully be a brilliant summer for us all at Surrey."