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Broadcaster Piers Morgan says he has been told by sacked English cricketer Kevin Pietersen that "the issue of trust" was never raised with him between his "rehabilitation and sacking".
No comment has been made by Pietersen's management since the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the former player had been released from his contract.
The England and Wales Cricket Board says the team needs to "rebuild" after its 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia, and create a "culture" in which it can be confident Alastair Cook will be fully supported.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed Kevin Pietersen has been released from his contract, as the side moved to "invest in our captain Alastair Cook".
In a joint statement with the Professional Cricketers Association, the ECB said it had been a "matter of great frustration" that it had been unable to respond to "unwarranted and unpleasant criticism" during negotiations.
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne had described the apparent decision as a "disgrace and a joke" for keeping Pietersen on the England side.
The England and Wales Cricket Board says Kevin Pietersen will no longer be selected as Captain Alastair Cook requires the full support of his team.
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The ECB says criticisms of the decision to drop former captain Kevin Pietersen were made "without justification".