“Our players are angered by David Collier’s claims that they employed unfair and unsporting tactics against Kevin. By his own admission Mr Collier never saw any text messages, or correspondence, and we know that Kevin himself has never suggested that he was provoked, so where is the evidence for this claim?
“In international cricket if a player makes an inflammatory comment or accusation he gets punished. Look what happened to Kevin Pietersen himself. The players believe that the same should apply to administrators especially when this is done publicly. Our players are awaiting an apology.”
Ok, calm, I think it’s time to wind one’s neck in here.
South Africa played the Pietersen situation perfectly this summer, and benefitted from it as both he and England imploded. That’s fair enough.
To expect an apology now though, having smashed England in the Tests and seen the withdrawal of our best batsman from any form of international cricket to date, seems somewhat touchy. I hope Collier tells the South African Cricket Association where to go. And who cares if Graeme Smith and co are angry – they dislike England anyway.