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Big-hitting batsman Kevin Pietersen has been left out of England's 15-man squad for a Twenty20 match and a one-day series against South Africa.
It follows his omission from England's test squad to face South Africa, the country of his birth.
Pietersen has apologised for the "provocative" text messages he sent that lead to his exclusion but selector Geoff Miller said his England future is "still being determined."
England Managing Director Hugh Morris confirmed today that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had received an apology from Kevin Pietersen.
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss said Kevin Pietersen's actions were an issue of "trust and mutual respect".
Speaking at a news conference ahead of England's third Test against South Africa, Strauss referred to Pietersen's apology as "a first step definitely".
"It's going to be a long process. Unfortunately we have to address this issue, it's not one we can sweep under the carpet," the captain said.
When asked whether he could see Pietersen returning to the team, Strauss added, "Perhaps it's possible, perhaps impossible for there to be a way forward".
Kevin Pietersen was dropped ahead of the third and final test between the two top-ranked test sides starting at Lord's on Thursday. England, trailing 1-0, need to win to stay at number one. His full statement reads:
Kevin Pietersen said in his apology, "I truly didn't mean to cause upset or tension particularly with important games at stake".
The England batsman was dropped for the final test against South Africa - which begins tomorrow - after it came to light that he had sent derogatory texts to the rival team.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said it has received an apology from Kevin Pietersen and an admission that he did send "provocative" text messages to members of the South African team.