Former ECB Chief Rubbishes Kevin Pietersen's 'Bullying' Claims

Kevin Pietersen spoke of a 'bullying culture' within the England team's dressing room in his controversial autobiography that hit the stands last week.

updated: October 12, 2014 20:56 IST
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File photo of former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

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Kevin Pietersen's controversial allegations of bullying within the England team have been slammed by former England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive David Collier. (Kevin Pietersen Salutes Rahul Dravid in Autobiography)

Pietersen used his autobiography, which went on general sale on Thursday, to make a series of incendiary claims against a number of figures within the England set-up, with former head coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior the two most heavily criticised. (Pietersen's book has tarnished England: Alastair Cook)

Pietersen, whose England career was effectively ended by the ECB in February after a disastrous Ashes tour, was particularly disdainful towards Flower in his book, claiming he allowed the bullying culture to grow in the team, with bowlers said to be openly critical of team-mates who dropped catches.

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