Pietersen out of one-day squad

Batsman Kevin Pietersen has been left out of England's squad for a Twenty20 match and a one-day series against South Africa. He was also left out of the Test squad after apologising for sending "provocative" text messages to South African players.

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Kevin Pietersen: 'I truly didn't mean to cause upset or tension'

Kevin Pietersen Credit: Paul Thomas/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

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