Agnew on Pietersen omission
- From the section Cricket
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew believes Kevin Pietersen's continued omission following conciliatory talks "shows how deep this rift is" between the player and England's management.
Agnew says Pietersen should target the Ashes next summer if he wants to return to the international fold, and thinks he may have to cut short any appearance in the Indian Premier League to "get some county cricket under his belt" at the start of the new season, in order to demonstrate his commitment to the selectors.
Shortly after the squad announcement, Pietersen released a statement stating he was "disappointed" to have been left out of England's tour to India and reiterated his desire to play international cricket again.