KP warned about dissent

  • Last Updated: January 21 2013, 6:39 GMT

England have been reminded about their behaviour towards officials after Kevin Pietersen escaped formal disciplinary action for his frustrated reaction in the third one-day international in India.

Kevin Pietersen: Warned about his behaviour
Kevin Pietersen: Warned about his behaviour

Pietersen was incorrectly given out caught behind by umpire S Ravi in the match and left little doubt about his opinion.

He stared down the pitch in disbelief and lingered at the crease for an age before finally trudging from the field in the seven-wicket defeat.

That caught the eye of match referee Andy Pycroft and while Pietersen was not subjected to any official sanctions he, along with coach Ashley Giles, were offered a low-key reminder about on-field conduct in a quiet moment at Ranchi

airport.

"It was in the gents! That was nice, for my first meeting with the match referee," said Giles.

"Andy was right to speak to Kev, but I think common sense prevailed. It was just a little word.

"It's tough for the umpires here, it's so loud that decision making is tough. We understand that.

"I didn't think it was a reaction, more disappointment from Kev. But we've got to be careful with reactions to decisions."

Giles, who is on his first trip as England's new one-day coach, also had another unusual situation to deal with yesterday.

He had planned to add Stuart Broad to the squad for the final two matches of the Airtel Series, but those plans have been disrupted by the weather in England.

Broad, who had been missing with a heel injury, saw his flight to India grounded by snow and will instead rejoin the squad for the next leg of their winter programme in New Zealand.

Giles admitted the delay was a disappointment, but believes there is still plenty of time to get Broad ready before the first Twenty20 in Auckland on February 9.

"Stuart is not coming to India now," confirmed Giles.

"He got snowed in at Heathrow and I think his bags went missing as well, so he is going to join us out in New Zealand.

"It's not ideal because we were hoping for him to come out here and, whether or not he played in one of the last two games, just do some prep for New Zealand.

"But we have a bit of time in New Zealand and he'll meet us there.

"It can't be helped; you can't do much about snow."


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