Fiji Time: 12:29 AM on Wednesday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Pietersen's career comes to an abrupt end

Abc
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Kevin Pietersen's controversial England career came to an abrupt end after officials announced they "unanimously" wanted to rebuild the side without the star batsman.

Pietersen was rested for the limited-overs games against Australia but was in-line to return to the squads.

In a joint statement with their 33-year-old former captain, the ECB announced Pietersen had been left out of the forthcoming squads for both the upcoming one-day international tour of the West Indies and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Recently appointed ECB managing director Paul Downton said Pietersen's international career was being terminated because of a need to "rebuild" following the team's 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia.

"Playing cricket for my country has been an honour," Pietersen said in the statement.

"Although I am obviously very sad the incredible journey has come to an end, I'm also hugely proud of what we, as a team, have achieved over the past nine years.

"I feel extremely fortunate to have played at a time of great success for England cricket alongside some of the best cricketers the country has ever produced.

"I want to thank everyone for their fantastic support and I wish the team the very best of success going forward."

"I believe I have a great deal still to give as a cricketer. I will continue to play but deeply regret that it won't be for England," he added.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent
  2. PM upsets church
  3. Her dream a reality
  4. Village meets on headman's fate
  5. Gavoka queries scheme
  6. MP: Minimum wage review to be ready next month
  7. PM: No law review
  8. Girl, 4, hit by vehicle, hospitalised
  9. NZ Navy assists patrol
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death sparks anger Wednesday (19 Apr)
  2. Cokes17: Maia breaks record Thursday (20 Apr)
  3. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  4. Sawani cheerleaders Thursday (20 Apr)
  5. 30-year record stands Thursday (20 Apr)
  6. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  7. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  9. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)