Proteas pair deny getting KP texts

  • Last Updated: August 11 2012, 18:30 BST

South Africa have denied that Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers were the players at the centre of the Kevin Pietersen text message storm.

Steyn and De Villiers: Didn't receive texts

The tourists' team manager Dr Mohammad Moosajee admitted that texts were exchanged but insisted that Steyn and De Villiers were not the ones who were involved in the latest Pietersen controversy.

When asked if they were the two players who had been sent texts by the England star, he replied: "I can confirm they did not receive texts, that's what I have been saying, a lot of what has been written is not correct."

He also denied that the messages were in any way derogatory towards Pietersen's England team-mates.

"There were text messages but it was banter. Some of these guys have got relationships with overseas players from the IPL (Indian Premier League). But some of what has been reported is totally incorrect.

"We don't want to get ourselves drawn into it because it's not our issue at all. It's very difficult to talk about what is happening in other people's dressing rooms but at the moment, it's for them to sort out."