The Kevin Pietersen controversy

Kevin Pietersen retired from limited-overs international cricket in May 201, and though he retracted that decision it set off a chain of events that led to his being dropped from the World Twenty20 squad. He was then involved in another controversy, sending text messages to players in the South African team then touring England, and was dropped from the final Test at Lord's despite having scored a match-saving century in the previous Test.

Kevin Pietersen and Giles Clarke at their press conference

England news

England's breakdown of trust

The most disturbing breakdown in trust is not between Kevin Pietersen and the ECB, but between the ECB and the cricket-loving public after one of the most traumatic 18 months in England cricket history

Kevin Pietersen and Giles Clarke at their press conference

England's Pietersen folly

They were making good progress in building a world-class side, but not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly

Kevin Pietersen and Giles Clarke at their press conference

The KP summer

It's tough being Kevin

Pietersen has given England many transcendent moments, yet affection continues to elude him. And there are reasons for this

England news

Pietersen regains central contract

Kevin Pietersen has been awarded a full central contract by the ECB, so formally completing his reintegration into the England set-up.

India A v England XI, Mumbai, 1st day

Good to have Pietersen back - Bresnan

Tim Bresnan said that Kevin Pietersen's return for his first England appearance in almost three months was no different to having a player come back into the side following an injury

England's Pietersen dilemma

Strauss warning over Pietersen return

Andrew Strauss, the former England captain, has warned that the return of Kevin Pietersen to the squad could cause "problems"

England's Pietersen dilemma

Collier apologises over Pietersen remarks

The ECB has apologised to Cricket South Africa for David Collier's comments last week where he said South African players had provoked Kevin Pietersen into sending the messages that led to him being dropped

England's Pietersen dilemma

South Africa players' association demands Collier apology

The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) has demanded an apology from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive, David Collier, for his suggestion that Kevin Pietersen was deliberately provoked by the South African players

Champions League T20 2012

Pietersen often 'misread' - Simons

Kevin Pietersen's coach at the Champions League T20 believes the batsman is often 'misread' and has said he brings many attributes to the Delhi Daredevils team