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Surrey swoop for KP

Kevin Pietersen has agreed terms to play for Surrey this summer, the county side have confirmed.

Pietersen was last week left out of England's squads for the limited-overs tour of the West Indies and the ICC World T20, with a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board on Sunday suggesting his omission was due to a lack of trust.

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, whose 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."