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Pietersen fury over Carter loan

Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen fears for the future of Test cricket

England captain Kevin Pietersen has branded Neil Carter's loan from Warwickshire to Middlesex a "disgrace".

South Africa-born Carter, 33, will face England in the Stanford Super Series and may also play for Middlesex in the Champions League in India in December.

"Look at Carter playing against us this weekend, it's a disgrace really," said Pietersen. "That's just the way it is, there are no rules preventing it."

Warwickshire will not lose out as they will have Carter back next April.


Pietersen added: "It is just weird and a hard thing to get your head around. From my personal point of view, for as long as I play cricket, Test cricket is the big stuff.

"I've just had a taste of how wonderful Test cricket is - but my kids, or a 10-year-old now might be thinking, 'I just want to play Twenty20'.

"You want to go and play international cricket and challenge yourself against the best players in the world."

Pietersen's agent Adam Wheatley says the England captain is "keen to play" in the IPL season in 2009.

England face Middlesex on Sunday.

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see also
England stars set for IPL chance
24 Oct 08 |  England
Middlesex ready to punch weight
24 Oct 08 |  Middlesex
Carter hired for Stanford series
02 Oct 08 |  Middlesex
Stanford game 'only about money'
09 Oct 08 |  Cricket

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