Pietersen Labels England Deceitful

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Kevin Pietersen has labelled England “deceitful” in his furious response to being told he will not be considered for international selection.

A day after hitting a career-best 355 for Surrey, Pietersen was told by new director of cricket Andrew Strauss that he will have no part to play because of a “massive trust issue”.

The batsman had previously been told by Colin Graves, who will replace Giles Clarke as ECB chairman this week, he would be in contention to make his return providing he scored enough runs.

But Pietersen was left “absolutely devastated” as his hopes of a recall were dashed, slamming English cricket in his damming column in the Daily Telegraph.

“I just find it incredibly deceitful what has happened to me and am frankly finding it difficult to understand right now,” he wrote.

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