Kevin Pietersen says IPL auction is a 'slap in Test cricket's face'

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Monday's auction for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition was "another slap in Test cricket's face".

Pietersen has not played an international match since he was sacked by England in 2014.

"A T20 specialist becomes one of the current England team's richest players," said Pietersen. I embraced [T20] eight years ago and it's what caused me my P45. I love how T20 is growing the game. I'm just saying that Tests are falling way behind at the moment. The ICC [International Cricket Council] needs to act and quick."

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