THE ENGLAND AND Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have fined Kevin Pietersen following his Twitter attack on former England batsman Nick Knight.
Last week, England batting star Pietersen took to Twitter to question the credentials of Knight, who averaged just 23.96 in 17 Tests with one hundred, as a Test match commentator for Sky Sports.
“Can someone please tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for the Tests? Ridiculous,” said Pietersen, who has 19 Test hundreds to his name.
The ECB held a disciplinary hearing yesterday, with managing director Hugh Morris and head coach Andy Flower present, and opted to impose an undisclosed fine on Pietersen.
An ECB statement said: “Kevin Pietersen today (Wednesday) attended a disciplinary hearing convened by Hugh Morris, managing director of England cricket and Andy Flower, England team director.
“The hearing considered recent comments made by Pietersen on Twitter to be prejudicial to the interests of the ECB and a breach of the England player conditions of employment in relation to clauses regarding public statements.
“Pietersen has been fined an undisclosed sum, part of which has been suspended for 12 months, in accordance with the terms and conditions of his England central contract.”