He tweets: "Over to you Mr Flower." ----- August 14 Broad is interviewed by the ECB but denies involvement in the KP Genius Twitter account.
Broad says: "I did not play any role in the creation of this account or provide any information regarding Kevin Pietersen or the England team." ----- August 15 Pietersen issues an apology, admitting he sent "provocative" text messages to members of the South Africa team at Headingley. "To resolve those issues we need to do it face to face, away from the media." ----- August 18 A Sunday newspaper reveals some of the contents of Pietersen's texts.
Kevin Peter Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980) is a former England international cricketer.
He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who currently plays for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League as well as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge.
August 10 Strauss and Pietersen meet after newspaper revelations that he sent text messages making derogatory comments, allegedly about Strauss, to South Africa players during the second Test. ----- August 11 Pietersen posts a video on You Tube through his PR company in which he claims he wants to play for England in all forms of international cricket, without conditions.
"I’ve had a change of heart because I love playing cricket for England." ----- August 12 Pietersen is dropped by England for the third Test against South Africa at Lord’s.
“With the intensity of the international schedule and the increasing demands on my body, approaching 32, I think it is the right time to step aside and let the next generation of players come through to gain experience for the ICC World Cup in 2015,” said Pietersen.
'He should definitely be there playing but I don't see how they can play him in the first Test match, having dropped him from the last one,' said Pietersen, speaking at the launch of the KP24 Foundation.
He was called up by England almost immediately after he completed four years with Nottinghamshire.
He made his international debut in the One Day International (ODI) match against Zimbabwe in 2004 and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia.
He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 before moving to England in 2000, after voicing his displeasure at the racial quota system in South African cricket.
Being of English ancestry, Pietersen was eligible for the England team so long as he first served a four-year qualifying period in English county cricket.