Kevin Pietersen is not awarded an England central contract for the 2012-2013 season, but talks over his international future are ongoing, according to the ECB.
By Joe Fish, Reporter Filed: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 19:55 UK
Last Updated: Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 12:16 UK
Kevin Pietersen has missed out on an England central contract, but the ECB have revealed that talks over his future are ongoing.
The 32-year-old has not featured for his country in any format since being dropped from the Test side for sending texts to opponents South Africa in which he commented on his England teammates.
While a meeting between Pietersen and ECB management took place today, his England future remains unclear and the ECB are reluctant to offer him a contract until they are sure that a return is a realistic prospect.
Thus, the charismatic batsman is not included on the 10-man list of players who have been given 12-month deals that run until the end of next summer's Ashes series.