Kevin Pietersen has been added to the England squad for the tour of India. ECB national selector Geoff Miller said: "We are pleased to welcome a player of Kevin's proven international calibre back into the Test squad for such an important Test series.
The decision to recall the 32-year-old was made after he met with coach Andy Flower, Test captain Alastair Cook and other senior players this week.
"The meetings were constructive and cordial and all outstanding issues have been resolved," explained Hugh Morris, the England team's managing director
Pietersen, who recently agreed a new England contract, was dropped in August following a fractious summer.
The player had to apologise to former captain Andrew Strauss after sending "provocative" text messages to opposing players during the Test series against South Africa
"As we anticipate that Ian Bell will return home for the birth of his first child around the time of the second Test in Mumbai, the team will benefit from having an extra batsman in the squad and all players who were originally selected for the tour will fly out as planned next week.
"Kevin will join up with the squad as soon as his Champions League commitments are complete."
If Delhi make it all the way in the Champions League, the final is on 28 October, by which time England will be at a training camp in Dubai. Their first warm-up game starts on 30 November in Mumbai.
With a Test batting average of 49.48, Pietersen is a huge asset to England on the field but off it he ran into problems this summer.
Rifts between Pietersen and his England team-mates surfaced during the series with South Africa, with the batsman admitting to issues "in the dressing-room" after scoring a century in the Headingley Test in August.
Two days after Pietersen was dropped over the texts scandal, bowler Stuart Broad issued a statement denying any involvement in a Twitter account called KP Genius that parodied the South Africa-born batsman.