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Ask the Indians on England’s bullying culture: Pietersen

Ask the Indians on England’s bullying  culture: Pietersen
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has named India among the teams that could confirm the ‘horrendous and highly disturbing’ culture of bullying within the English cricket outfit. Pietersen blamed former coach Andy Flower for ‘ruling by fear’ and attacked vice-captain Matt Prior for allegedly orchestrating a campaign against him.

‘I could give you telephone numbers of international players around the world. You ring them and ask them about the way the England team conducted themselves through the last three, four years. Listen to them.

‘Ask the Sri Lankans, ask the Australians. Ask the West Indians, ask the Indians. I got messages from Indians and stuff when they played against them saying ‘I can’t believe you could play with these guys’,’ Pietersen was quoted as saying by ‘The Telegraph’ ahead of the release of his autobiography titled KP.

Foremost among a series of accusations and grievances is the claim that a culture of bullying led allegedly, by Prior and the bowlers who enjoyed so much success during England’s rise to No. 1 Test team.

‘Horrendous. Hugely disturbing. I brought it up on numerous occasions,’ he said. Specifically Pietersen cited the example of fielders being forced to apologise to bowlers if they dropped a catch or made an error, and Prior yelling aggressively at team-mates. 
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