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01-Jan-2009 20:16:00 GMT
England in West Indies, 2008/09

Pietersen Threatens To Resign Over Team Selection

London: England cricket could find itself in the doldrums with a report claiming that skipper Kevin Pietersen is threatening to resign over the non-inclusion of former captain Michael Vaughan in the squad for this month's tour of West Indies.

The media said Pietersen felt betrayed by coach Peter Moores following the treatment meted out to Vaughan, whom the skipper had wanted for the four-Test tour of the West Indies.

Petersen, it was reported, and had sought an emergency meeting with ECB chairman Giles Clarke on the issue.

The selectors, along with Moores, retained Ian Bell and Owais Shah in the squad much to the fury of Pietersen, who sees this as the final straw in a relationship with the coach that has been fractious at best since he took over.

Since accepting the captaincy last August, Pietersen has not had the best of relationship with Moores. The captain was vocal against what he saw as Moores' obsession with physical training before the tour of India.

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