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Kevin Pietersen has been fined an undisclosed sum after pleading guilty to charges relating to his comments on Twitter

The ECB has announced that Kevin Pietersen today attended a disciplinary hearing at Lord’s convened by Hugh Morris, managing director – England cricket, and Andy Flower, England team director.

The hearing considered two charges against Kevin Pietersen relating to recent comments made on Twitter following his omission from England’s one-day squad for the NatWest Series against Pakistan.

Pietersen pleaded guilty to both charges and offered an unreserved apology to the ECB and the England team management for his actions.

The hearing considered his comments to be prejudicial to the interests of Team England and the ECB and a significant breach of the England player conditions of employment.

He has been fined an undisclosed sum in accordance with the terms and conditions of his England central contract.