Morris to try a reconciliation between Pietersen, Moores

Updated: 02 January 2009 11:27 IST

ECB Managing Director Hugh Morris has been entrusted with the job of brokering peace between feuding captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores.

Morris to try a reconciliation between Pietersen, Moores

London:

England and Wales Cricket Board Managing Director Hugh Morris has been entrusted with the job of brokering peace between feuding captain Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores.

The ECB finds itself in a tricky situation with reports claiming that Pietersen has threatened to resign after Moores and other selectors ignored former captain Michael Vaughan for the West Indies tour.

"All team matters are dealt with by Hugh Morris. There will be a full review of the tour of India, which was a difficult tour in view of what happened before it. I don't believe all this stuff I'm reading about Michael Vaughan," ECB Chairman Giles Clarke was quoted as saying by 'The Guardian'.

Morris played a crucial role in England's return to India after the Mumbai terror attacks for a two-match Test series and this is going to another challenge for the respected ECB official.

The daily quoted an unnamed source as saying that the relationship between Pietersen and Moores is beyond repair and their difference started long before the Vaughan incident. "The Vaughan issue is something of a red herring. The problem goes back further than that," the source said.

The report went on to claim that Moores face the axe even though it would be a tough decision for his close friend Morris.

"The decision will be the most difficult of Morris's professional life as Moores is one of his closest friends in the game. The friendship goes back to when they played for the England Schools Under-19 side in 1981. Morris was one of Moores' strongest backers when the former Sussex coach replaced Duncan Fletcher in April 2007," it added.

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