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  • Kevin Pietersen's England exile ludicrous: Matthew Hayden 4 days ago

    London: Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has batted for Kevin Pietersen and described England's decision to continually overlook the star batsman as "ludicrous". Pietersen's central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was terminated in February, reports bbc.co.uk. "It's ludicrous Kevin Pietersen is not in the England squad. It's...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen despite Alastair Cook sacking 4 days ago

    England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born maverick's undermining of Cook was one of the reasons Pietersen was cast aside by England in...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen 6 days ago

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • Delhi Daredevils release Pietersen, Karthik, Vijay ahead of IPL 2015 December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to start afresh in the eighth season of Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils on Monday decided to release their last edition's skipper and biggest star Kevin Pietersen along with costliest buy Dinesh Karthik and Test specialist Murali Vijay. Delhi Daredevils' Chief Executive Officer Hemant Dua...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs New Zealand to win World Cup December 9, 2014

    Melbourne: Controversial England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has backed co-hosts New Zealand to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The former England batsman, who arrived on Monday to play with the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League, did not miss a beat when asked who he thought would...
  • Kevin Pietersen hankers for Test return December 8, 2014

    Melbourne: Kevin Pietersen says he hopes his exile from the England Test side will soon end allowing him able to achieve his goals of reaching 10,000 Test runs and again beating Australia in an Ashes series. Pietersen was dropped from the England team after their disastrous and acrimonious series in Australia...
  • England have put Kevin Pietersen row behind them, says Alastair Cook November 14, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook insisted on Friday the controversy over Kevin Pietersen's autobiography was well and truly in the past for his side ahead of their one-day international series in Sri Lanka. England fly out on Sunday for a seven-match series designed as part of their preparations for next...
  • ECB is jealous of IPL's success: Kevin Pietersen November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen says the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) feeling of jealousy against "Indian Premier League's (IPL) money" has resulted in its refusal to cut its own schedule and permit English cricketers to play in the lucrative tournament. Pietersen is of the opinion that England...
  • Felt the 2008 Mumbai attack to the bone: Kevin Pietersen November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen has revealed that when his side was touring India and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack took place, they "felt it to the bone". England were playing a One-Day International (ODI) against India in Cuttack Nov 26, the day the attacks started. The last...
  • Stuart Broad denies Kevin Pietersen 'bullying' claims October 30, 2014

    England bowler Stuart Broad has dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues. In Pietersen's recently published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin October 23, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' October 17, 2014

    Ash, England: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board...
  • Graeme Swann regrets going on Ashes tour to Australia October 16, 2014

    Graeme Swann has insisted he did the right thing quitting midway through England's 5-0 Ashes series thrashing despite Graham Gooch calling the decision "criminal". England great Gooch, the team's batting coach on their woeful 2013/14 tour of Australia, told Britain's Daily Telegraph on Wednesday that the former off-spinner's decision had been...
  • Graham Gooch rubbishes Kevin Pietersen allegations about Andy Flower, Matt Prior October 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner. "Kevin Pietersen is entitled to have his...
  • Former ECB chief slams Kevin Pietersen bullying claims October 13, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England...
  • Kevin Pietersen heaps praise on Rahul Dravid in autobiography October 12, 2014

    London: Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen struggled to get along with coaches of his own team most of his playing career and his quest for a "genuine guru" ended in faraway India where, he says, former captain Rahul Dravid made a lasting impact on his technique. In his autobiography 'KP' released...
  • Kevin Pietersen's book has 'tarnished' English cricket, says Alastair Cook October 11, 2014

    London: Denying Kevin Pietersen's claims that a bullying culture had flourished in the England dressing room in recent years, captain Alastair Cook says the maverick cricketer's controversial autobiography has "tarnished" one of the most successful eras for the national team. "I'm very proud of that era we played in to win...
  • Kevin Pietersen accepts England career maybe over October 10, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen conceded Friday he may "potentially" have played his last match for England as the controversy surrounding his autobiography continues. During an intensive publicity campaign, South Africa-born batsman Pietersen -- England's all-time leading run-scorer -- has indicated a wish to resume an international career abruptly cut short in February following...
  • Anderson dismisses Pietersen's bullying culture claims October 10, 2014

    London: England pace spearhead James Anderson has dismissed claims made by Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography that a bullying culture flourished in the team in the recent years and described the developments in the last few days as "sad". The release of KP: The Autobiography this week has been accompanied by...
  • Kevin Pietersen, the misunderstood maverick October 10, 2014

    London: Maverick, innovator, game-changer, big-hitter, showman - accolades that Kevin Pietersen has lapped up ever since he decided to up sticks from his native South Africa and try his luck in England. But when the axe fell on his decade-long England career following last winter's 5-0 Ashes humiliation, everyone involved in...
  • Andrew Strauss laments 'madness' of Kevin Pietersen fall-out October 10, 2014

    London: Andrew Strauss has said English cricket could be damaged by the "madness" surrounding the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography. As Pietersen's book went on general sale on Thursday after a welter of revelations and counter-claims, former England captain Strauss said he was concerned by the impact the accusations have on...
  • Kevin Pietersen still to discover reason for England axe October 10, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Thursday that he had yet to find out why he was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board as officials maintained their wall of silence after a deluge of publicity for his controversial autobiography. Pietersen`s decade-long international career, during which time the South Africa-born batsman...
  • Pietersen open to England return if Clarke leaves ECB job October 9, 2014

    London: As fanciful a scenario as it may seem but Kevin Pietersen says he could yet be open to the idea of coming out of retirement to play for England again if ECB boss Giles Clarke exits the scene. "What would have to happen for me to be recalled by England?"...
  • Told ECB of three players' access to Kevin Pietersen parody handle: Alec Stewart October 9, 2014

    London: Alec Stewart has stood by claims in Kevin Pietersen's autobiography that the former England wicketkeeper had informed the ECB of three English players who had access to the controversial batsman's parody Twitter account. According to Daily Mail, Pietersen in his book wrote that Stewart, a former England captain, had informed...
  • Ricky Ponting backs Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims October 9, 2014

    London: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has spoken up in support of Kevin Pietersen's allegations of a "bullying" culture within the England team. Pietersen, in one of several controversial claims in his recently-published autobiography, accused England's senior bowlers and wicketkeeper Matt Prior of aggressively demanding apologies from team-mates not in...
  • Kevin Pietersen blames Andy Flower for 'choking' England October 9, 2014

    There were many villains in the England dressing-room but none was bigger than coach Andy Fowler, Kevin Pietersen said as he launched a fresh attack on the man he blames for master-minding a covert operation to get rid of him. Forty-eight hours of Flower-bashing did not seem enough to satisfy Pietersen...
  • English cricket rocked by Kevin Pietersen's allegations October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over - and the ramifications of his response are rocking English cricket. The sports agenda in England is being dominated by the fallout from the release of...
  • I am telling my side of the story: Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    Dumped England batsman Pietersen has claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him. ...
  • Michael Vaughan slams ECB 'charges' against Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping. Among the 'offences' of which Pietersen, effectively sacked by England...