London: Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. (KP axed for England's good: Broad)
Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following the team's recent 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia.
Initially the ECB would only cite the need for a new "team ethic and philosophy" and "support" for skipper Alastair Cook, as the reason behind the move, with Cook saying it was a "brave call". (Pietersen is England's scapegoat: Richards)