Home > News >

Kevin Pietersen issue broader than text message controversy, says Andrew Strauss

Kevin Pietersen issue broader than text message controversy, says Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss said the England cricket team has been in the news for the wrong reasons © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

London: Aug 16, 2012

 

England captain Andrew Strauss on Thursday hinted it will take a long time for batting star Kevin Pietersen to make a comeback in the side after the text message controversy.

 

Pietersen, who was dropped from the England squad for the third and final Test against South Africa starting august 16 at Lord’s, had later apologised for sending text messages to his friends in the South Africa side.

 

“A lot has happened over the last seven days,” Strauss said.

 

“The England cricket team has been in the news for the wrong reasons.

 

“We all want to move forward but there are some ongoing issues regarding trust and mutual respect that don’t get dealt with overnight and it’s going to take quite a long time to overcome those.

 

“My personal point of view is I prefer those issues to be dealt with in private, away from the media without the help of PR companies and press releases,” Strauss was quoted as saying by Sportal.

 

“Who knows what’s going to happen in the future? It’s a bit of a process that we all have to go through.

 

“It’s a broader issue than just the text messages. It’s not between me and him, particularly. The text messages sound like I was involved in it but it’s a broader issue,” he added.

 

“It’s about the team and Kevin and how we interact with each other. I spoke to him over the course of the last week over a number of issues,” Strauss explained.

 

Pietersen will discover by Saturday if his apology for sending “provocative texts” to South African players has come in time to salvage his hopes of playing in the World Twenty20. 

 

Throughout months of escalating tension with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hierarchy, Pietersen has always expressed the wish to help England defend the trophy they won in the Caribbean two years ago when he was named man  of the tournament. 

 

Saturday is the International Cricket Council deadline for teams to name their final squads for this year’s edition, in Sri Lanka starting in September.

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Key clashes

Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 3 at Centurion: Samuels and Chanderpaul rebuild for West Indies

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: India reach 71/1 at stumps

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi Preview: Teams prepare for high-octane finale

Anil Kumble Australia India Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin Ricky Ponting South Africa

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Sunil Gavaskar accuses India’s inability to claim lower-order wickets

Virat Kohli good, but MS Dhoni right man to lead India in Tests for now: Dilip Vengsarkar

Madhya Pradesh Ranji player Udit Birla accuses Narendra Hirwani of being abusive

Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden’s World Cup Greatest XI

Live Streaming: India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 4

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India and tail

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail ought to take leaf out of Australian tail’s book

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: India’s pathetic bowling performance, Mitchell Johnson’s onslaught and other highlights

India’s inability to dismiss Australia’s tail can have huge impact

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: New Zealand likely XI

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here