Pietersen to miss Champions Trophy
Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy following a repeat MRI scan on his right knee earlier today.
The scan has shown some improvement in the bruising to the bone that occurred in the build up to the Test Series against New Zealand in February.
However, Pietersen will not have recovered sufficiently in time for the NatWest Series against New Zealand beginning May 31 and the ICC Champions Trophy which follows.
Pietersen will now start a graduated rehabilitation program with a view to resuming full training by the middle of June.