October 3, 2012
Kevin Pietersen has signed a new contract with the ECB, but the contract is only for four months as the Surrey batsman must undergo a ‘reintegration’ period before he returns to the team.
Pietersen was dropped for sending provocative text messages to the South African team in England’s series defeat in August. His last Test match for England was at Headingley where the 32 year-old scored a blistering century.
Pietersen’s contract will cover all forms of the game highlighting both his and England’s intentions to return in both Test and one-day cricket. Andy Flower will be the decision maker to whether Pietersen gets rewarded an extended deal with his country.
It still remains unclear as to whether Pietersen will feature in England’s Test series in India, but if Pietersen can behave himself in the next few weeks it is thought that he will be added to the squad.
Speaking at a press conference Pietersen said “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise to my team-mates, all England supporters and the ECB for the situation that has arisen over the last couple of months.”
The Scoop 03/10/12