Updated: 21/09/2012 08:07 | By pa.press.net

Pietersen 'disappointed' by exclusion



Kevin Pietersen has revealed his 'disappointment' at his England omission

Kevin Pietersen has revealed his 'disappointment' at his England omission

Kevin Pietersen has revealed his "disappointment" at being left out of the England Test squad to tour India.

Pietersen was omitted from a 16-man touring party, the latest indication from the England and Wales Cricket Board that he faces a long road back before he represents his adopted country again.

Pietersen responded by releasing a statement, via his agents Mission Sports Management, that read: "Kevin Pietersen is naturally disappointed about today's decision, having gone to great lengths to reach a reconciliation with the ECB."

Without Pietersen, England have called up two uncapped batsmen - Joe Root and Nick Compton - to help fill the vacancies left not only by him but by the retirement of former captain Andrew Strauss.

In the statement, Pietersen also sought to set the record straight over the "provocative" text messages he sent to opposition South Africa players during the Headingley Test - in which there were allegations he made "derogatory" references to Strauss.

The statement continued: "Pietersen has met with - and apologised to - Andrew Strauss.

"He has also met with Alastair Cook to stress his commitment to England and met with ECB board members, including face-to-face meetings with Hugh Morris, David Collier and Andy Flower, prior to his departure to Sri Lanka.

"At all times, Pietersen had wished his dealings with the ECB to remain private so as not to inflame an already difficult situation.

"His recent silence was not an admission of any wrong-doing; he wanted to explain and apologise to the ECB for the messages exchanged with members of the South African team.

"He has also made absolutely clear both to the ECB and the England team that - despite unsubstantiated allegations to the contrary and repeated media speculation - he did NOT offer ANY tactical advice to the South Africans. Pietersen remains available for England."

34Comments
18/09/2012 17:45
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Could be a great player, but his mouth and ego were usually more in action than his bat, good riddance, he only came to the UK for the money he was not wanted by SA teams, for exactly the same reasons.
18/09/2012 20:48
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Great player of cricket but as a person a complete self centred arrogant prat.
18/09/2012 19:08
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I am not disappointed it gives a young english player a chance to shine .
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KEVIN PIETERSEN.............A  VERY TALENTED CRICKETER .... A CRICKETER WHO HAS A BRAIN AND A TECHNIQUE FOR THE SPORT  IS PHENOMENAL A SKILL  THAT MOST CRICKETERS ENVY  ..... 

THAT'S ONE SIDE OF KEVIN'S BRAIN....THE OTHER IS  TYPICAL SOUTH AFRICAN ARROGANCE THAT MAKES PEOPLE CRINGE IN THEIR COMPANY .............................SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWAGGER  

THAT MAKES HIM LOATHED AND DETESTED IN SOME QUARTERS AND WITH THE MAJORITY OF  HIS FELLOW PLAYERS.........
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UNFORTUNATELY KEVIN.........YOU HAVE TO BE AN ENGLISH MAN............AND YOU WILL NEVER BE THAT .............WITH A NORTHERN HEMISPHERE ATTITUDE ........BEFORE YOU  CAN PLAY FOR ENGLAND....AND THAT'S SOMETHING KEVIN YOU MOST CERTAINLY HAVEN'T  GOT.........SUCH A SHAME 

TRY AUSTRALIA  OR SOUTH AFRICA........BEST OPTIONS.
18/09/2012 19:28
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Message to Kevin Pieterson " Grow Up"

18/09/2012 19:32
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Congratulations to the English management for having the balls to leave him out. He was becoming cricket's answer to Paul Gascoigne. Large talent, small brain and becoming an embarrassment.

Would that the English football management had that much integrity. Or indeed any.
18/09/2012 19:06
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Its all his own fauly....... be a man Pieterson...... Dont say another word..... Go and earn your keep in the IPL and leave the Mighty England in peace......

 

A Very Proud 100% Englishman

 

 

18/09/2012 20:00
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WHY  HE,S THE BEST PLAYER ENGLAND HAS
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The game is bigger than Pieterson seen 'em come seen 'em go.
18/09/2012 21:32
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Why is he surprised??  He knifed his Captain in the back, which to say the least shows a cowardly streak to add to his arrogance.  We have enough talent to cover for this egotistical dumb **** who thinks he is a cricketing god.   He actually believes in his own publicity which shows you how stupid this guy really is!   He should move to India and fulfil his dream of making loads of bucks and that would be great.  England Cricket has never needed the likes of Pietersen!   It doesn’t matter if he is a Martian.   He has behaved like a petulant School Boy and that is not what the dressing room needs when playing overseas.  I am not going to knock his cricketing skills as they speak for themselves.  But a disrupted dressing room is the kiss of death and Pietersen is a disruptive and destructive force within the England squad and that is why he is not playing for England any longer, plus the rest of the team do not want him in India!!

18/09/2012 21:30
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If Pieterson did not offer any advice to the SA team why has he not handed over what he sent?
While he can be a superb player he is far too inconsistent, his ego and mouth always rule his actions and this over several years has made him one of the worst players in the England team.  He could not be relied upon to play to the teams needs and requirements, when in a sticky situation he would frequently lose his wicket to a very unconsidered shot.
To unreliable, to egotistical to be a great team player and far to fond of his own importance, this is the best decision that the selectors have made in a long time.
You also have to ask yourselves, why did Pieterson come here to play if he was such a fantastic player?  Answer the SA team did not want him, far too much trouble.

18/09/2012 20:19
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I seem to remember a certain england captain with dirt in his pocket who went unpunished for cheating so is this another case of the england selectors shooting themselves in the foot yet again? 

18/09/2012 18:20
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let him never forget where his responsibilities lie kick him out forever damm traitor
18/09/2012 19:51
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What a mess a fine player mis handled because of jealous and envious team mates who plaled him for a clown.BUT THE REAL CLOWNS ARE THE ADMINISTRAters "THE SELECTORS" Who was Geoff miller? Where Did Ashly giles suddenly come into Prominence?It all BuLL AND THe Whole Episode Stinks of NEPOTISM AND FAVOURITETISM  .GOOD LUCK YOU COLONIOLS MAY YOUR YOUTH LOOK YOU IN CONTEMPT THAT YOU DESERVE
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They will be begging him back after they lose this series and slip further down the test rankings.

 

Apologies have been made and lets not forget that a number of the England team were followers of a spoof twitter account mocking Pietersen. They showed no regard for their fellow professional yet the book is thrown at him for his indiscretion.

 

I thought English cricket had developed and the stupid old school tie brigade had gone but clearly not! I for one would rather have a team of winners with the likes of Pietersen in the side than the stiff upper lip brigade of losers that embarrased the nation in the past.

 

Sad day for England Cricket fans, mark my words we will get stuffed in India, why do you think Strauss retired when he did?

18/09/2012 23:16
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Come on Pietersen, what did you expect.
18/09/2012 20:25
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I wonder how many of you hypocrites were slagging off KP when he was playing and winning games for england with his outstanding batting skill?

18/09/2012 23:16
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We are, none of us, indispensible. death has a funny way of proving that point. Mr. Pieterson shot himself in the foot with his treacherous ungentlemanly behaviour; an injury which may yet prove to be fatal.. Surely, even someone as arrogant as Mr. Pieterson appears to be cannot be "disappointed" that he has not been selected to tour with the England team. Perhaps Mr. Pieterson should be guided by the old maxim, 'If you are unable to say anything good about some one or some thing, then it is best to say nothing at all.' Further, perhaps Mr. Pieterson - who should know this coming from the dark continent - should consider that it may be unwise to position oneself upwind in close poximity to a rhino (with the media represented as the odd toed ungulate in this scenario).

19/09/2012 18:51
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the only loser here is the supporters the knives have been out for kp since he was captain sad day for sport !!!!!!
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