Row rumbles on after Kevin Pietersen sacking

Kevin Pietersen

English cricket was split down the middle today after Kevin Pietersen was sacked as the fallout from the worst Ashes tour in their history claimed its most high-profile victim.

Mike Gatting: My biggest regret is going on rebel tour

Former England skipper Mike Gatting, who is now president of the MCC. During his term of office he hopes to help children from poorer backgrounds become more involved in cricket

Mike Gatting takes a moment to think and his voice quietens. “I suspect,” he says. “I might not have gone to South Africa. I guess you might say a lot of the trouble started when I had an argument with an umpire."

Kevin Pietersen vows to carry on

England's Kevin Pietersen bats

Kevin Pietersen today brushed off talk of retirement and has signalled his intention to help England regain the Ashes next year.

Ashes inquests begins on test surrender

England's Alastair Cook speaks to media

Alastair Cook admitted today he was bracing himself for the inevitable inquest into England’s tame surrender of the Ashes after the opening three Tests Down Under.

Matt Prior: England can still win Ashes


Wicketkeeper Matt Prior today insisted England must “come out fighting” and not “sulk, moan or whinge” if they are to turn around the Ashes series.