KP announces his ouster from squad via Twitter

London: Even as ECB plans to ban English cricketers from using social networking sites, former captain Kevin Pietersen used `Twitter` to announce his ouster from England`s ODI and Twenty20 squads against Pakistan next month.

The dashing right-handed batsman has failed to score a century in any form of cricket for the last 18 months and was facing the axe for quite sometime now.

"Yup... Done for rest of summer!! Man of the World Cup T20 and dropped from the T20 side too. Its a f**k up!!," Pietersen wrote on his twitter page in reponse to the queries of the rumours of him being dropped, according to the `Metro` newspaper.

"However, The tweet was removed from his Twitter feed almost immediately - although it is not clear if it was originally sent in error or if he had a change of heart about announcing the news publicly," the newspaper reported.

Pietersen also said that he has signed a deal to play for county side Surrey after quitting Hampshire this season.

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes had also announced his ouster from the national team during the Ashes last summer via Twitter.

Interestingly, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is planning to ban English cricketers from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook while on national duty.

"England`s cricketers are facing a ban from social networking websites Twitter and Facebook," a `Daily Mail` report had said.


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