Flower's England tenure over
Andy Flower has resigned as England head coach but could have a crucial say in the future of Kevin Pietersen as sweeping changes are made to the England team.
Flower stood down as England team director, as revealed by Telegraph Sport on Friday, but is in negotiations with the England and Wales Cricket Board over a new role within English cricket likely to be based at the academy in Loughborough.
He will also remain as a selector “for the time being”, indicating he will be part of the discussions over Pietersen’s immediate future which will take place this weekend.
On Tuesday England are expected to announce their squad for the World Twenty20 and next month’s tour to the West Indies and Pietersen’s involvement will be a key indicator to his career as an international.
Pietersen met Paul Downton, the managing director of England cricket, last week and will want clarity on his future with the Indian Premier League auction due to take place on Feb 12. If Pietersen’s international career is over he will be available to play in more IPL matches, significantly boosting his value.
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