England Managing Director Hugh Morris confirmed today that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had received an apology from Kevin Pietersen.
We are in receipt of Kevin's apology, but further discussions need to take place to establish whether it is possible to regain the trust and mutual respect required to ensure all parties are able to focus on playing cricket and to maintain the unity of purpose that has served us so well in recent years.
Critically, those discussions should take place behind closed doors, rather than in the media spotlight.
A successful conclusion to this process is in everyone's best interests and is required for Kevin Pietersen's potential selection in all forms of the game to be considered.
More top news
A miniature Shetland pony has surprised its owner after unexpectedly giving birth to tiny 17-inch tall foal.
A six-year-old girl was bitten on the legs by a police dog while officers were chasing a suspect.
Taiwan has taken a new approach to covering the Labour leadership contest.