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Pietersen to be disciplined over tweet.

Summary: Kevin Pietersen to face disciplinary action over his foul-mouthed Twitter faux pas.

Kevin Pietersen will face disciplinary action over his foul-mouthed Twitter faux pas, in which he accidentally announced his exclusion from the England team.

Out-of-form Pietersen told followers of his feed three days ago that he would not be selected when England announced their Twenty20 and one-day international squads to face Pakistan.

He did so not only several hours before the England and Wales Cricket Board's official confirmation but also, out of natural disappointment at the turn of events, with a regrettable obscenity thrown in too.

Pietersen wrote: "... Done for the rest of the summer!! Man of the World Cup and dropped from the T20 side too. It's a f***-up."

England coach Andy Flower has accepted Pietersen's explanation that it was an honest mistake - the batsman thought he was 'texting' a small number of friends when in fact he was announcing his omission to the world.

"He has (spoken to me). He says he made a bit of a mistake, and I'll take him at his word," said Flower. "But still there'll be a disciplinary hearing about that, because we can't have situations like that happening."

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Date:Sep 4, 2010
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