Kevin Pietersen slams Paul Downton As England Axe Row Continues

England and Wales Cricket Board chief Paul Downton said in an interview recently that Kevin Pitersen was "distracted" and "disinterested" in the fifth Ashes Test. Petersen though has hit back saying it is untrue.

updated: May 24, 2014 13:10 IST
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London : Kevin Pietersen has blasted England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton for claiming he was uninterested during the dismal Ashes series in Australia.

Downton launched a scathing attack on former England batsman Pietersen during an interview with BBC Radio's Test Match Special on Thursday.

The ECB chief said Pietersen appeared "disinterested" and "distracted" in the fifth Test in Sydney, and that he was unable to find anyone within the England set-up who wanted the controversial 33-year-old to remain in the team.

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