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Stuart Broad's denial of any involvement in setting up the fake Kevin Pietersen Twitter account, comes after Broad's friend Richard Bailey's claimed he set up the account.
Mr Bailey says he opened the parody Twitter account - KP Genius - laughing at Pietersen's personality in the third person. The account was later shut down after the England batsman was unhappy that some of his teammates followed it.
Mr Bailey, who says he is from Nottingham and has the Twitter name @Bailsthebadger, has said sorry for any offence he has caused and has said no professional cricketers were party to his exploits.
England Cricket Board Managing Director Hugh Morris said: "Having discussed this matter with Stuart, I am fully satisfied that he acted in a professional manner at all times and did not breach any confidences regarding fellow England player.
"ECB also accepts the apology Mr Bailey offered last night to the England team via his Twitter account and his reassurances that no professional cricketers were involved in the creation of this site."
The English Cricket Board has issued the following statement on behalf of Stuart Broad in relation to the setting up of a fake Twitter account for Kevin Pietersen by a member of the public:
Stuart Broad has denied having any involvement in a parody Kevin Pietersen Twitter account set up by a member of the public, the England and Wales Cricket Board have said in a statement.