VAUGHAN CRITICISES PETERSON

Michael Vaughan criticised Kevin Peterson for his controversial twitter comments. Pietersen reacted angrily to the decision to drop him from the forthcoming Twenty20 and one-day internationals against Pakistan and posted an expletive before quickly deleting the entry.

“What he did on his Twitter account was totally wrong,” Michael Vaughan said. “I think that’s something Kevin will regret for a long time.” Pietersen will now play for Surrey – starting today against Worcestershire at The Brit Insurance Oval in the CB40 – for the last few weeks of the season in a bid to regain some form ahead of this winter’s Ashes series in Australia.

VAUGHAN BLAMES ICC

Michael Vaughan has blamed ICC for not keeping cricket clean. London based bookie Mazhar Majeed was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers over an alleged betting scam involving several cricketers from the Pakistan team but was later released on bail.

British tabloid The News of the World claimed that it paid Majeed for advance details of when three no balls would be played in the fourth and final Test between England and Pakistan, which the former won by an innings and 225 runs to win the series 3-1.

“There is a problem, a big problem. I’ve had a few conversations with a few players in the England team and they just feel completely flat,” Michael Vaughan said.

Maybe some reebok coupons would cheer them up? 🙂