LONDON: Kevin Pietersen first threatened to resign as England captain in India before Christmas, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) vice-chairman Dennis Amiss has said.
The South African-born batsman quit last week after just three Tests in charge, claiming he couldn't work alongside coach Peter Moores who was sacked as a result of the row.
Amiss told a radio station here Sunday that Pietersen had initially offered his resignation as captain after last month's drawn second Test against India in Mohali, a result which meant England lost the two-match series 1-0.
"He mentioned resigning the captaincy in our discussions with him but we wanted him to go away and think about it while he was in South Africa (on holiday)," ex-England batsman Amiss said.
"We said, 'Go away and think about it and we will resolve the situation as quickly as we can'."