BBC Sport - Kevin Pietersen row: Alastair Cook denies bullying claims
'Sad' Cook denies bullying claims
- From the section Cricket
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room "wasn't a bullying environment" and that Kevin Pietersen's claims have "tarnished" the team.
The opener wants to "draw a line" under a "sad week" for cricket and defends coach Andy Flower who he has "only got respect for".
Cook describes former wicketkeeper Matt Prior as "a fantastic servant" but admits that on occasion the team might have "possibly overstepped the mark".