Pietersen fined over Knight comments

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been fined an undisclosed sum for making comments on former English batsman Nick Night.

Pietersen, who is not in good terms with Sky Sports commentator Night, posted on his Twitter account, "Can somebody please tell me how Nick Knight has worked his way into the commentary box for the Tests?? Ridiculous."

An ECB statement said: "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."