Pietersen tried to get Flower sacked as well: Report

Updated: 09 January 2009 14:55 IST

Along with coach Peter Moores, former England captain Kevin Pietersen tried to get rid of batting coach Andy Flower as well, according to media reports.

Pietersen tried to get Flower sacked as well: Report

London:

Along with coach Peter Moores, former England captain Kevin Pietersen tried to get rid of batting coach Andy Flower as well, according to media reports here.

'The Guardian' quoted an unnamed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) official who said apart from Moores, Flower too figured in Pietersen's hate list.

"Pietersen wanted half of them out and certainly Andy Flower," the official was quoted as saying.

"I don't know what he was hoping to achieve but I've never encountered an ego quite like it in cricket. He wanted to run the show," he said.

"I did hear that Kevin wanted Andy out," another management board member said.

The revelation came amid speculations that Flower would take over as the interim coach for England's tour of the West Indies.

Flower, however, kept himself away from all this and said, "I had heard something about this but not enough to make a comment. I have always had a good relationship with KP but we have not spoken in the past few days."

The Pietersen-Moores feud dating back to the India tour completely broke down after Moores and and other selectors ignored Michael Vaughan for the West Indies tour against Pietersen's wish.

Pietersen subsequently issued an 'either-me-or-him' ultimatum and eventually both he and Moores had to leave their posts.

Topics : Cricket Andy Flower Kevin Pietersen Ian Bell
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