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Cameron: 'Powerful argument' for keeping Pietersen

David Cameron has voiced his views on the ejection of Kevin Pietersen from the England cricket team, saying there was a "powerful argument" for keeping him on the team.

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Pietersen 'very sad incredible journey has come to end'

Kevin Pietersen has said he is "very sad the incredible journey has come to an end", confirming the news that his England career is over.

"Playing cricket for my country has been an honour. Every time I pulled on the England shirt was a moment of huge pride for me and that is something that will live with me forever," the 33-year-old said in a statement.

"Although I am obviously very sad the incredible journey has come to an end, I'm also hugely proud of what we, as a team, have achieved over the past nine years.

Kevin Pietersen's England career appears to be effectively over. Credit: PA Wire

"I feel extremely fortunate to have played at a time of great success for England cricket alongside some of the best cricketers the country has ever produced."

"I want to thank everyone for their fantastic support and I wish the team the very best of success going forward.

"I believe I have a great deal still to give as a cricketer. I will continue to play but deeply regret that it won't be for England."

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