Kevin Pietersen offers to coach children

Concerned over an alarming dip in participation levels in English cricket, England star Kevin Pietersen, has offered to coach school children.

An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) survey showed a 7% decrease in participation among over-14s, and the poor weather this summer was cited as a probable reason.

In a series of three tweets, Pietersen, expressed his concerns and offered to coach.

Pietersen has played 104 Tests, and is England s leading combined run scorer with 13,797 international runs. Earlier this year, he was told by ECB that he was no longer a part of the national team s plans. Pietersen also went on to create a controversy last month with the release of his autobiography.