(FILES)-- A file photo taken on February 23, 2012 shows England's Kevin Pietersen playing a shot during the first Twenty20 match between Pakistan and England at the Dubai International cricket Stadium... more 
(FILES)-- A file photo taken on February 23, 2012 shows England's Kevin Pietersen playing a shot during the first Twenty20 match between Pakistan and England at the Dubai International cricket Stadium in the Gulf emirate's Sports City. England's selectors made their decision on August 12, 2012 to drop Kevin Pietersen from England's squad for the third Test against South Africa following reports that the controversial batsman sent text messages to several South Africa players during the second Test at Headingley that were believed to contain derogatory comments about English captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHLAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCH/AFP/GettyImages less 
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