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  • 'Kevin Pietersen may never play in England again' 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Document surfaces outlining Kevin Pietersen's misbehaviour October 8, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen's monopoly of the airwaves and printed media regarding his claims of bullying in the England cricket team's dressing room ended abruptly on Tuesday with the leaking of an email outlining his poor behaviour on last year's disastrous Ashes series in Australia. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) insisted...
  • Andy Flower always wanted to get rid of me, says Kevin Pietersen October 7, 2014

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims Andy Flower was a power-crazy coach, who presided over a regime of bullying and "had it in for me" throughout his five-year reign in charge of the national side. Pietersen, who played in 104 tests, has been highly critical of Flower and many of his...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen says Nasser Hussain October 7, 2014

    London: Nasser Hussain said there was "no way back" for Kevin Pietersen after England's all-time leading run-scorer launched his autobiography with blistering attacks on wicketkeeper Matt Prior and former coach Andy Flower. The South Africa-born batsman, axed by England earlier this year after the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, claimed...
  • Graeme Swann labels Kevin Pietersen's book 'fiction' October 7, 2014

    Former England team mate Graeme Swann began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen's new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne". Speaking at an awards ceremony at Lord's, Swann denied accusations that he was part of a clique of bowlers guilty of what Pietersen called...
  • I didn't betray Strauss with texts, says Pietersen October 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen says he did not betray Andrew Strauss by sending text messages about the former England captain to rival players, in his autobiography released to the media on Monday. Pietersen revealed he had an angry telephone exchange with Strauss after reports emerged that he had criticised the skipper in...
  • Kevin Pietersen claims 'bullying' hurt England dressing room October 6, 2014

    Dumped England batsman Kevin Pietersen has slammed his former team managers for allegedly allowing a culture of 'bullying' to develop and claimed coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior were behind an orchestrated campaign to oust him. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper on the launch of his autobiography,...
  • Kevin Pietersen slams 'selfish' Alastair Cook September 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has slammed England captain Alastair Cook as "selfish" for playing down his team's chances of winning next year's World Cup. Cook's side beat India by 41 runs on Friday to salvage some pride after an emphatic defeat in the oneday series, but former England batsman Pietersen is still frustrated...
  • England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Kevin Pietersen September 6, 2014

    London: English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears". England have not been able to consistently make a mark in...
  • No change, no World Cup chance, insists Kevin Pietersen September 3, 2014

    England exile Kevin Pietersen said on Tuesday changes had to made to the oneday side if they were to be competitive at next year's World Cup. Pietersen took to Twitter after England's humiliating ninewicket defeat, with nearly 20 overs to spare, by India in the fourth oneday international at Edgbaston on...
  • Kevin Pietersen credits Alastair Cook for England turnaround August 26, 2014

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 31 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind. The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 31 victory....
  • Kevin Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India's Test form August 25, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 31 in a fiveTest series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. That led many...
  • Kevin Pietersen on South Africa radar for domestic T20 August 22, 2014

    London: Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen is being targeted by South Africa to raise the profile of their domestic Twenty20 competition, Ram Slam Challenge, this winter. Former South African captain Graeme Smith, who is the tournament director of the Ram Slam Challenge, is trying to rope in Pietersen for one of...