Pietersen puts on hold Cricket Australia offer to play in Big Bash
England sacked Pietersen for disloyalty after he denigrated Test captain Andrew Strauss and his teammates in text messages to some South African players.
If the England Cricket Board's unforgiving mood continues and Pietersen is overlooked for the tour of India during the Australian summer, the Big Bash is likely to be Pietersen's best and only offer.
It could also mean that Pietersen misses successive Ashes series in England and Australia over the next 18 months, News.com.au reports.
If he plays in the Big Bash it may signal the beginning of Pietersen's new life as a player for Twenty20 tournaments around the world.
A desire to play in the IPL instead of tour New Zealand next year, is one of the many disputes Pietersen has with the ECB, when deciding a new contract, which may now never appear.
He had already retired from one-day cricket in a fit of pique because the ECB would not give him time off to play in the IPL.
Sydney Sixers chief executive Stuart Clarke declined to comment on the progress of negotiations with Pietersen.
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