Kevin Pietersen, a maverick that England could not manage: Michael Vaughan

While Bob Willis has praised ECB's decision to axe Kevin Pietersen and has called it an 'act of authority', former England skipper Michael Vaughan has observed that Pietersen needed to be managed better.

updated: February 05, 2014 15:01 IST
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London: Often a polarising figure while on England duty, the end of Kevin Pietersen's international career split opinion among his fellow former England captains.

Tuesday's announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board was praised by Bob Willis as an "act of authority" on the part of its new managing director, Paul Downton.

But Michael Vaughan, star batsman Pietersen's first Test captain, lamented the failure to "manage a maverick". (Also read: 'Outsider' Kevin Pietersen runs out of allies)

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