ECB not sweet on ‘KP’ tweet

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ENGLAND captain Andrew Strauss has reminded his players of their responsibilities after Kevin Pietersen’s latest Twitter faux pas.

Pietersen was fined an undisclosed amount, reported to be £3,000, by the England and Wales Cricket Board after he criticised Sky television commentator Nick Knight.

Team director Andy Flower and managing director of cricket Hugh Morris determined that Pietersen’s Tweet - which read ‘Can somebody PLEASE tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for Home Tests?? RIDICULOUS!!’ - was “prejudicial to the interests of the ECB and a breach of the England player conditions of employment”.

Strauss said: “It’s not a big distraction for us and it’s not a massive issue from our point of view, but obviously we have conditions of employment that don’t allow us to talk about everything and anything (in public),” he said.

“We can’t criticise the ICC, we can’t criticise umpires and in this case the board wasn’t happy with Kevin’s comments with regard to our broadcaster.”