Will have my right of reply, say Prior on KP accusations

Out of favour England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will reply to accusations made against him by former teammate Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography.

By Dattaraj Thaly | Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 12:33 PM IST
Will have my right of reply, say Prior on KP accusations

New Delhi: Out of favour England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will reply to accusations made against him by former teammate Kevin Pietersen in his autobiography. Kevin Pietersen had hit out at the "horrendous" bullying of some of his former Englandteam-mates and accused former coach Andy Flower of "ruling by fear". Pietersen, 34, added he'd been shocked by the way senior bowlers Graeme Swann (now retired), Stuart Broad and James Anderson as well as currently injured wicketkeeper Matt Prior abused fielders for dropping catches. Prior reacted to these accusations in a series of tweets on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Prior found support in Graeme Swann, who began the backlash against Kevin Pietersen`s new book on Monday by labelling it "the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne". He added: "The one thing I will say is that I immediately realised it was codswallop when I read the character assassination of Matt Prior. Tragically I don’t think Kev realises the one person who fought tooth and nail to keep him in the side is the one person he is now assassinating: Matt Prior."