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  • ECB says 'no change' for Pietersen's England hopes 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    "Nothing has changed" for Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing international cricket again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Sunday, despite incoming chairman Colin Graves appearing to leave the door open for the exiled batsman's return. Sacked by England a year ago and later released by county side Surrey, the...
  • ECB chairman opens door to Kevin Pietersen return Yesterday

    London: Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has given Kevin Pietersen a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career. Pietersen, 34, has not played for England since the ECB effectively called time on his international career following the disastrous Ashes...
  • Is lack of international cricket hurting Pietersen's T20 career? February 18, 2015

    "By releasing me before the auction, they were able to go fishing for something different if they saw it. If Delhi (Daredevils) and I were a sitcom relationship, we were 'on a break'. Free to see other people." This is an extract from Kevin Pietersen's autobiography, referred to the 2014 IPL...
  • Playing with freedom will banish England's demons: Kevin Pietersen February 13, 2015

    Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes his former teammates can win the World Cup if they play with freedom even though their dreadful record in the last five tournaments suggests otherwise. Since reaching the final of the 1992 World Cup, where they lost to Pakistan, England's form at the tournament is...
  • Kevin Pietersen confirms availability for full CPL season February 5, 2015

    Jamaica: England's Kevin Pietersen has confirmed his availability for the entirety of the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season. The 34-year-old debuted in the tournament last year but played just two matches for St. Lucia Zouks after arriving late due to his English County commitments, reports CMC. "Being involved in CPL 2014...
  • Kevin Pietersen swaps bat for microphone at World Cup February 5, 2015

    London: After being sacked by England, Kevin Pietersen will appear at the World Cup after all, although he will swap his bat for a microphone after being signed up as a BBC radio pundit. Pietersen, fourth on England's list of all-time run scorers in one-day internationals, was not considered for the...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Eoin Morgan for England's World Cup success January 28, 2015

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday backed newly appointed captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. Morgan took over the reigns from Alastair Cook shortly after the tour of Sri Lanka where England lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-5 and...
  • England missed a trick with Pietersen omission: Ricky Ponting January 17, 2015

    Former Australian Test captain Ricky Ponting believes England have "missed a trick" in choosing to discard batsman Kevin Pietersen. Ponting also said his desire to "learn more" about the inner workings of the England cricket team was the catalyst for his in-depth questioning of Pietersen during a BBL commentary stint last...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says Eoin Morgan January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England's new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan, on Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has "the best group of players" with him in Australia. Pietersen had claimed that Morgan wanted him back in the England side when he...
  • Kevin Pietersen determined to play for England again January 14, 2015

    Exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is still in the dark as to why England dumped him and remains determined to force his way back into the team. The controversial 34-year-old was dropped last February and subsequently released an autobiography in a blaze of publicity claiming the England dressing room had...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims Eoin Morgan wants him back in England team January 13, 2015

    London: Batsman Kevin Pietersen believes there is a way back into the England team now that Eoin Morgan has become one-day captain. Morgan replaced Alistair Cook in December and will lead the team at the World Cup in Australia. Pietersen's colourful international career was ended by England last year but the former...
  • Pietersen issue could have been handled differently: Broad January 12, 2015

    London: Describing Kevin Pietersen's sacking by England and Wales Cricket Board as "unnecessary", paceman Stuart Broad has said that the issue could have been handled differently. Pietersen, 34, was discarded by England in February last year after their 0-5 Ashes defeat last winter. Pietersen later went on to release a book...
  • Does Kevin Pietersen want to play for Australia or is he joking? January 11, 2015

    No cricketer uses the social media site Twitter the way former England captain Kevin Pietersen does. The controversial figure has once again created a stir by telling the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot that he is available to play for the PM's XI against England in Canberra ahead of the...
  • England players are jealous of me, says Kevin Pietersen January 10, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has once again criticised his former international colleagues, suggesting he was the victim of professional jealousy. Pietersen was sacked almost a year ago, but has been on hand with regular barbs ever since a confidentiality agreement between the two parties expired, reports dailymail.co.uk. His explosive autobiography...
  • Ben Stokes' World Cup snub 'dumbfounds' Kevin Pietersen January 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Friday, he is "dumbfounded" that former team-mate and Melbourne Renegades signing Ben Stokes has been left out of England's World Cup squad. Speaking ahead of Saturday night's crucial KFC T20 Big Bash League Melbourne derby at the MCG, Pietersen criticised the way England...
  • Kevin Pietersen's England exile ludicrous: Matthew Hayden December 21, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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...