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Pietersen Fuming At ECB Snub

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Barely three hours after hitting a mammoth 355 not out against Leicestershire igniting hopes of a return to International cricket, Kevin Pietersen’s hopes of a England recall were shattered by new England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss who confirmed in a meeting with the South African born batsman, that he wouldn’t be picked currently due to ‘issues of trust’

After incoming ECB chairman Colin Greaves seemed to give hope to England’s charismatic batsman of an international recall, the Surrey batsman had returned to county cricket to pile the pressure on the England selectors after his infamous sacking after the 2013/14 Ashes series and revelations that came out in his autobiography that cast accusations against many England squad members including those still in the side including captain Alistair Cook and leading fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

After a disastrous World Cup that saw England dumped out before the knockout stages and the sacking of coach Peter Moores at the weekend after a disappointing drawn series against the West Indies, the public seemed to be clamoring for a recall for the enigmatic talent but Strauss, who famously called him a C*** on air last summer, seems to have dashed the hopes of Pietersen without ruling him out completely.


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Andy is Chief Editor of The Sports Lowdown and a sports journalist by profession having written for both print publications such as The Sun, The Rugby Paper as well as various online digital sites such as The Aviva Premiership, The Women's Super League plus many many more.

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