Kevin Pietersen

Seeing KP hurt was hell, says his wife

Seeing KP hurt was hell, says his wifeLondon, Jan. 31: Dancing On Ice star Jessica Taylor has said that her husband Kevin Pietersen''s shock resignation as England cricket captain, has left everyone in the family hurt, and added that it has not been easy to live with it.

"It's been tough. It hasn't been easy. It's never nice to see someone you love going through something hurtful," The Sun quoted her, as saying.

She said that she was proud that Kevin has returned to play for England.

ECB allows Pietersen, Flintoff to play in IPL

ECB allows Pietersen, Flintoff to play in IPLLondon, Jan 23 : England Batsman Kevin Pietersen and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will play in the Indian Premier League after signing their national central contracts.

Talks between England's players and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on signing of the annual deals had stalled over how long they would be allowed to play in the IPL, The News reported.

The agreement will allow a chosen few, probably Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Owais Shah and maybe Ravi Bopara, to earn some big money quickly.

Pietersen wanted me sacked too, says England batting coach Andy Flower

Pietersen wanted me sacked too, says England batting coach Andy FlowerLondon, Jan. 22: England batting coach Andy Flower has claimed that former captain Kevin Pietersen wanted to remove him along with Peter Moores.

As England flew to the Caribbean yesterday, rumors were in circulation that Flower was known to be one of the targets of Pietersen''s campaign to alter England''s coaching methods.

ECB should have backed KP: Tony Greig

ECB should have backed KP: Tony GreigLondon, Jan. 14 : Former England captain Tony Greig has said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have backed skipper Kevin Pietersen in his rift with coach Peter Moores.

Speaking to Cricinfo. com, Grieg said: "I've always maintained that when a captain is replaced, the coach's position should also be reviewed."

Pietersen says he has unfinished business as English skipper

Pietersen says he has unfinished business as English skipperLondon, Jan 11: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has said that he's not finished as English skipper yet.

"I feel I've got unfinished business as the captain of England. I definitely feel that," Pietersen told The Sun.

Pietersen had relinquished the post of England skipper on January 7th after an argument with team coach Peter Moores.

But, the swashbuckling right-handed batsman has decided to put the episode behind him, and support new captain Andrew Strauss, and keep piling on the runs.

Steve Waugh says Pietersen’s resignation a ‘wrong decision’

London, Jan10 : Former Aussie Captain Steve Waugh has termed Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit from captaincy, as a `wrong decision'.

Commenting on the Pietersen- Moores controversy, Waugh said that it was not as bad a situation which would have forced a captain's resignation. He added that Pietersen has committed a blunder by quitting from the post.

"It didn''t look like it was a terrible situation. It does take a while to work with someone. I mean you''re not just going to come on board as a captain and work smoothly and fit in exactly the way he wants," the News quoted Waugh, as saying.

He said that the coach-captain controversy has put England cricket on the backseat, and both Pietersen, and Moores will have to suffer.

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