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Cricket: Pietersen says still hoping for Test comeback

Sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen still hopes to return to international cricket and become the first England player to score 10,000 Test runs, according to an interview published Thursday. The 33-year-old Pietersen also insisted that former England skipper Andrew Strauss was a "good friend" despite their fallout over a text scandal, saying the episode was the biggest regret of his career. Pietersen, who was axed in February after England's disastrous tour to Australia, told the Indian Express newspaper that he had not given up hope of an international comeback.

Cricket: Axed Pietersen says he got on well with England team-mates

Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen denied he had a bad relationship with his team-mates, adding he was the first to help Jonathan Trott during his stress-related illness, a report said Wednesday. The England and Wales Cricket Board axed the South Africa-born Pietersen in February following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, despite him being England's leading run-scorer across all formats.

Cricket: Cook still unable to lift lid on Pietersen axe

England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was "frustrated" at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen's international exile, although he promised all would become clear "soon". Despite being England's all-time leading run scorer across all formats, South Africa-born Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket Board in February following the team's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen plans Caribbean commute

For most cricketers the fact the Caribbean Premier League and its English county Twenty20 equivalent are taking place at the same time would mean playing in both was impossible. However, England exile Kevin Pietersen is planning to do just that, turning himself into a jet-set player like no other by flying in and out of the West Indies, a commute of thousands of miles, from his London base. "I will be fulfilling ALL my @surreycricket commitments and just flying into the Caribbean to honour this opportunity," Pietersen told his Twitter followers on Friday.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricketer for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen in Caribbean Premier League draft

England exile Kevin Pietersen's career as a freelance cricket for hire is set to take him to the West Indies after the star batsman announced Friday he'd entered the draft for this year's Caribbean Premier League. Despite being England's leading run-scorer in all international formats, Pietersen saw his international career dramatically terminated after the team's recent 5-0 Ashes hammering in Australia.

Cricket: Pietersen takes swipe at 'big cheese' Prior

Kevin Pietersen lashed out at Matt Prior on Friday as the controversial batsman labelled his former England team-mate a 'big cheese'. Pietersen, who has been axed by England after a turbulent Ashes tour, took his cheeky swipe in response to Prior's suggestion the England dressing room would be a better place without their flamboyant star. Prior had already been accused of having "stabbed (Pietersen) in the back" during the Ashes by journalist Piers Morgan, a friend of the South Africa-born batsman.

Cricket: Pietersen takes swipe at 'big cheese' Prior

Kevin Pietersen lashed out at Matt Prior on Friday as the controversial batsman labelled his former England team-mate a 'big cheese'. Pietersen, who has been axed by England after a turbulent Ashes tour, took his cheeky swipe in response to Prior's suggestion the England dressing room would be a better place without their flamboyant star. Prior had already been accused of having "stabbed (Pietersen) in the back" during the Ashes by journalist Piers Morgan, a friend of the South Africa-born batsman.

Cricket: Pietersen axed for England's good, says Broad

England's limited-overs captain Stuart Broad said on Friday that he believes Kevin Pietersen was axed from the national set-up with the team's best interests at heart. The England and Wales Cricket Broad (ECB) released Pietersen from his contract following the crushing 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, which also signalled the end of Andy Flower's tenure as team director.
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