Sacked England cricketer KP can earn 3 m pounds in IPL: Lalit Modi

ANI| Updated: Feb 06, 2014, 22:06 PM IST

London: Following the end of his England career, South African-born cricketer Kevin Pietersen, 33, can expect to earn a whopping three million pounds while playing for a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said former IPL commisioner, Lalit Modi here on Thursday.

Modi was quoted by the BBC, as saying that Pietersen`s sacking was the England and Wales Cricket Board`s (ECB`s) loss and the IPL`s gain.

Pietersen has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils in past IPL tournaments.

He will most certainly be a part of the February 12-13 auction as a free agent after Delhi opted not to retain any of their squad.

Modi believes franchises will be keen to secure Pietersen`s services for the entire seven-and-a-half weeks, and will look at his availability as a god send.