ECB denies fallout between Pietersen and Swann

Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann during a nets session at The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Hyderabad: Oct 11, 2011

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has downplayed the possibility of a fallout between batsman Kevin Pietersen and off-spinner Graeme Swann, over the latter s “poor captain” comment in his autobiography.

The Daily Express reported that Swann s thoughts about Pietersen s leadership skills are not complimentary, and it led to an awkward atmosphere during the team s practice at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

England team spokesman said there is no problem between the two stars, and they even enjoyed a good laugh during that time, but, there seemed no evidence of them sharing it together.

In his book, Swann said Pietersen was “not a natural leader of men” and “I wouldn t say he was useless but…”.