Pietersen still believes his team-mates had something to do with the parody account
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has demanded the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to look into the situation involving a parody Twitter account about him and find out which of his team-mates are guilty of providing information to the account as well.
Known for not being afraid to voice his opinion, Pietersen immediately fingered team-mates Graeme Swann and James Anderson as the two culprits behind the information leak.
Pietersen noted that he would continue discussing about his international career once the board resolves the current situation.
Due to a whole series of events involving him during the summer, Pietersen was not awarded a central contract from the ECB, but if talks do go well then the board is allowed to add more players onto the list on centrally contracted players.
The account at one point stated that Pietersen was too boastful and obsessed with making money drew a lot of attention amongst his team-mates, and it even drew some humoured responses from Pietersen himself, but that all changed once his relationship with the board and his team-mates deteriorated.
Richard Bailey, who is a cricket enthusiast and shares a house with a couple of players from the Nottinghamshire team, admitted to being the person who created the parody account, and insists that no one else had any input into the account.
England’s Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad was questioned at first, but after claiming that he had nothing to do with the account, the issue was dropped.
However, Pietersen still believes that a couple of his team-mates are behind the account, and also stated that he felt like a victim since some of his private conversations with Swann and Anderson were uploaded on the account.
Furthermore, Pietersen stated that he does not understand why the ECB have not punished his team-mates for posting up private information, while he was severely disciplined for his text messages to the South African players during the recent Test series.
With both sides refusing to accept responsibility, many cricket pundits believe that the situation will continue to hurt the England team in the future.