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Odds slashes on Strauss MP bid

Labrokes has slashed its odds on Andrew Strauss becoming a Tory candidate at the Corby by-election. Earlier, Strauss announced his retirement from professional cricket.

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Silent Pietersen trains in the rain after Strauss retires

Kevin Pietersen will meet England bosses privately to discuss his Test future. Credit: ITV News

Kevin Pietersen had mixed success as he attempted to weather the storm of Andrew Strauss's retirement from cricket.

The ousted batsman made no comment in response to news of Strauss's decision following their well-publicised falling out.

But moments later a heavy downpour left the Surrey man training in the rain in Somerset today.

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