Off-the-field, the English cricketers were also mired in a controversy after a report claimed that there was a 'drinking culture' in the team with the players and coaches drinking late into the night before police broke up the session
Not surprised at Virat Kohli's decision to quit captaincy, bio-bubbles are harsh, says Kevin Pietersen
Kohli stunned the cricketing world by stepping down from the Test captaincy following India's 1-2 series loss to South Africa
New Delhi: Former greats Brett Lee, Kevin Pietersen and Daniel Vettori are the top draws in the World Giants squad for the upcoming Howzat Legends League, starting on 20 January in Muscat.
Pietersen on Tuesday called for abolishing strict bio-bubbles for players and support staff in international cricket, saying that the set-up meant to contain COVID-19 is "ruining the best job in the world".
A first-class competition modelled on the Hundred can help the English Test side "return to its former glories", reckons Kevin Pietersen.
'Players are now done with bubbles': Kevin Pietersen calls for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Australia
England players have expressed their reservations against the strict COVID-19 protocols that are currently in place in Australia where the Ashes will be played.
Four-time winners Mumbai Indians, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and 2020 finalists Delhi Capitals were placed in the top-four when IPL was suspended in May due to COVID cases in its bio-bubble.
The Test was cancelled just a couple of hours before the toss after India were left on tenterhooks following physio Yogesh Parmar's positive COVID-19 test that led to concerns that the infection could spread during the match.
The Hundred: Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen feel tournament will get 'bigger and better' in upcoming years
The first edition of the innovative event concluded in front of a full house at Lord's on Saturday, leaving the cricket fraternity excited.
India vs England: Virat Kohli's passion for Test cricket bodes well for format, says Kevin Pietersen
Pietersen feels Kohli pushes himself to follow the footsteps of his heroes such as Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who themselves are legends of the format.
Pietersen, a former national team captain, got caught in the chaos that broke out after England's loss to Italy in the penalty shootout of the summit showdown at Wembley.
England Test captain Joe Root wants to put rest and rotation policy behind, play 'some strong cricket'
England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) rotation policy became a hot topic in world cricket when they did not travel to India with their full strength squad earlier this year and lost the series 1-2 to got out of the WTC final race.
Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen slam possibility of families not travelling with England players for Ashes in Australia
According to a report in the UK media, there is still uncertainty whether families of the visiting England players will be permitted to stay with them during the Ashes, beginning on 8 December.
World Test Championship final: 'Incredibly important' games cannot be held in UK, says Kevin Pietersen
The match between India and New Zealand is staring at a stalemate with barely 140 plus overs of play out of a possible 270 held during the first three days.
IPL 2021: If England's top players stand together, they will play remaining games, says Kevin Pietersen
ECB's Director of Cricket Ashley Giles has indicated that their centrally-contracted cricketers might not be available for the IPL as they have international commitments which they need to honour.
Pietersen feels moving the IPL to UK would be the best decision as there is a window in September just after England host India in a five-match Test series that concludes on 14 September.
The BCCI was forced to suspend the lucrative T20 tournament indefinitely midway into the season after multiple cases of the dreaded virus were reported inside the bio-bubble.
IPL 2021: Sun sets on Warner, Jamieson thwarts net session, 'speechless' Pandya in lighter side of things
In fourth edition of lighter side of things from the IPL, we look at David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Harpreet Brar, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Prithvi Shaw
IPL 2021: Kevin Pietersen believes Virat Kohli finally feels comfortable about RCB bowling department
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen believes that Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli finally feels comfortable about his bowling department.
Following a bidding war for the South African which was largely dominated by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) and RR during the IPL auctions in February this year, Morris was eventually snapped up by the inaugural champions for Rs 16.25 crore, becoming the costliest ever cricketer in IPL history.