Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team has been eased by an agreement about how he can play for the national team again. Pietersen has been ignored by England since August when he was dropped for sending provocative texts to South Africa players about then-test captain Andrew Strauss.
The England Cricket Board released a statement on Wednesday to "confirm an agreement has been reached concerning a process for his reintegration into the England team during the remainder of 2012."
"Kevin Pietersen has apologised to Andrew Strauss and wishes to express to all those who support England his regrets at the impact the recent controversies have had on the England team. He now wishes to put the events of the summer behind him and to focus on regaining his place in the England team." ECB chairman Giles Clarke and Pietersen are expected to head a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday.
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