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'Pietersen and England reach agreement'

AFP
Oct 03, 2012 at 07:34pm IST

London: Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reached an agreement with the England Cricket Board over his future as an international player, the ECB said on Wednesday.

"The ECB and Kevin Pietersen confirm that agreement has been reached concerning a process for his re-integration into the England team during the remainder of 2012," the statement read.

Batsman Kevin Pietersen has committed to playing for England in all three forms of the game until at least 2015 after making peace with the England and Wales Cricket Board in a row over "provocative" text messages.

Pietersen and England reach agreement: ECB

Pietersen has reached an agreement with the England Cricket Board over his future as an international player.

"I am committed to completing the reintegration process we have agreed over the coming weeks and resuming my England career in all formats, hopefully until the World Cup in 2015, as long as my body allows," he told a news conference on Wednesday.

The star batsman was cast into international exile in August after sending text messages to touring South Africa players that contained criticism of then England captain Andrew Strauss during the Test series.

He missed out on England's failed World Twenty20 title defence in Sri Lanka and was not also selected for the upcoming tour of India.

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