2 Jan 2009

ECB works on captain-coach fall-out

11:19 am on 2 January 2009

The England cricketer's build-up to their tour of the West Indies, as well as their campaign to reclaim the Ashes, has been clouded in controversy with skipper Kevin Pietersen and coach Peter Moores reportedly falling out.

The Daily Telegraph says that Hugh Morris, the managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, will hold urgent talks with the two men this weekend to find a solution to the power struggle.

Earlier, it was claimed that the pair clashed over the decision not to recall former skipper Michael Vaughan for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies.

Pietersen is thought to have wanted Vaughan alongside him in the Caribbean but selectors opted to keep faith with Ian Bell and Owais Shah.