English cricket rocked by Pietersen allegations

Fallout from release of Kevin Pietersen's explosive book continues to rock English cricket

English cricket rocked by Pietersen allegations

LONDON (AP) -- Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England.

The wait is over -- and the ramifications of his response are rocking English cricket.

The sporting agenda in Britain this week has been dominated by the fallout from the release of Pietersen's explosive autobiography, in which the country's most brash and controversial cricketer takes aim at former teammates and management.

Among the most damaging of Pietersen's allegations are that a clique in the England side bullied and intimidated teammates and that his international coach ruled "by fear" and "had it in for me."

Players past and present have weighed into the debate as, unwittingly, has England's hierarchy, whose legal document compiled in response to Pietersen's book has been leaked into the public domain.

Updated : 2021-02-28 21:59 GMT+08:00