London, Sep 19(ANI): Controversial England batsman Kevin Pietersen has assured his commitment to the national team for any future tours despite getting snubbed for the India Test series, and has vowed to keep fighting for a comeback in the squad.
Pietersen, who is fulfilling a role as a TV pundit in Sri Lanka, has made it clear to his England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) employers, that he wants to be back in the fold.
The flamboyant batsman has denied he leaked tactical advice to South African players during the recent series, but it has become clear that until he gets the chance to meet with more members of the England dressing room to iron out their differences he will remain on the sidelines.
Those face to face conversations have been hard to come by, but after the culmination of the Twenty20 World Cup, Pietersen will make more attempts to save his England career.
“Kevin Pietersen is naturally disappointed about today’s decision, having gone to great lengths to reach a -reconciliation with the ECB,” the Daily Mirror quoted a statement released on behalf of Pietersen, as saying.
“Pietersen has met with – and apologised to – Andrew Strauss. He has also met with Alastair Cook to stress his commitment to England and met with ECB board members,” the statement added.
“His recent silence was not an -admission of any wrong-doing; he wanted to explain and apologise to the ECB for the messages exchanged with members of the South African team. He has also made absolutely clear to the ECB and the England team he did not offer any tactical advice to the South Africans. Pietersen remains available for England,” the statement said. (ANI)