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Pietersen fined following hearing

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The ECB announced that Kevin Pietersen today attended a disciplinary hearing convened by Hugh Morris, managing director - England Cricket and Andy Flower, England team director.

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.