– Hugh Morris, England cricket managing director
Both ECB and England team management have had meetings with Kevin Pietersen to address the issues which led to his omission from the final Investec Test match against South Africa.
These discussions remain private and confidential and as there are issues still to be resolved Kevin has not been considered for selection for the India tour.
Kevin Pietersen has been left out of England's Test squad for the tour of India but two uncapped batsmen, Somerset's Nick Compton and Yorkshire's Joe Root, have been included.
England cricket managing director Hugh Morris said there are still issues to be resolved over the text message dispute that saw the 32-year-old omitted from the last Test against South Africa.
Former Australian Test cricketer and now pundit Shane Warne has said that calling Kevin Pietersen back up would be "common sense". He told Sky Sports news:
– shane warne
Let's hope common sense prevails...
He [Pietersen] is England's best batsman, he's one of the most dynamic players in world cricket.
Both parties have to earn the respect back. I think the players have to earn Kevin Pietersen's respect back with the way some of them have conducted themselves and I think the way Kevin Pietersen has conducted himself I think he has to earn the respect of the players too....
I'm sure it will all be fine and I'm sure Pietersen will be named in the squad tomorrow.
Former England Test cricketer Sir Ian Botham has said he doesn't believe Kevin Pietersen will be called up for the England squad later today. He told Sky Sports News:
– Sir Ian Botham
I've not heard anything that makes me think anything is going to change...
At the end of the day you pick a squad - it's a squad that has to go out there and do a job and the squad has to be a happy squad.
I don't think anything has changed in the last 48 hours; there has to be a bit of humble pie eaten by all parties and I'm not sure that's happened.
Alastair Cook has faced his first tough decision as England's new cricket captain in deciding whether to allow batsman Kevin Pietersen back into the fold.
He took over from Andrew Strauss at the end of last month. Strauss said at the time that the Pietersen affair "hadn't been a consideration" in his decision to resign, although it was widely felt that he was angry about it.
Cook will have to balance up the advantage that Pietersen's talent and experience would bring to the side against other considerations.
Batsman Kevin Pietersen's future in the England cricket team hangs in the balance today as selectors prepare to name a Test squad to travel to India.
Pietersen was dropped from England's squad for several games after he sent "provocative" text messages to opposition players in the South Africa team - something he has since admitted to and apologised for.