Kevin Pietersen ‘devastated’ after decision of England’s new director of cricket

Kevin Pietersen ‘devastated’ after decision of England’s new director of cricket

Kevin Pietersen ‘devastated’ after decision of England’s new director of cricket

Written by Staff Writer

13 May, 2015 | 9:21 am

Kevin Pietersen says he is “angry and hurt” at being told he will not be considered for selection by England.

The batsman was given hope of a recall by incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves, but has been told by new director of cricket Andrew Strauss he is not required.

“I just find it incredibly deceitful what has happened to me,” Pietersen wrote in the Telegraph.

“I am angry and hurt but right now there is nothing I can do about it.”

Pietersen was told his international career was over in February 2014, only for Graves to suggest the 34-year-old could add to his 104 England caps if he joined a county and scored enough runs to merit a recall.

As a result, the right-hander pulled out of a deal with IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad and signed for Surrey.

He made 355 not out against Leicestershire but Strauss said he will not be selected this summer because “trust has eroded” between Pietersen and the ECB.

-BBC

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