Kevin Pietersen said that Andy Flower ruled by fear during his tenure as England coach © Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen said that Andy Flower ruled by fear during his tenure as England coach © Getty Images

Oct 6, 2014

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said it was “impossible” for it to comment on Pietersen’s claims prior to the publication of his book.

“We have not had an opportunity to see the book yet as the publishers have declined to provide us with a copy before the official release date,” the ECB explained.

Pietersen had made several controversial remarks that defamed ECB and the people who ran it, including former coach Andy Flower and vice-captain Matt Prior.

“I could give you telephone numbers of international players around the world. You ring them and ask them about the way the England team conducted themselves through the last three, four years. Listen to them. Ask the Sri Lankans, ask the Australians. Ask the West Indians, ask the Indians. I got messages from Indians and stuff when they played against them saying ‘I can’t believe you could play with these guys’,” Kevin Pietersen was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

More from Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography here