8 Jan 2009

England cricket loses captain and coach

8:57 am on 8 January 2009

Kevin Pietersen has confirmed his resignation as England cricket captain while England coach Peter Moores has been sacked.

The wo men have been locked in a power struggle after Pietersen publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with the current set-up.

Pietersen will continue as a player and Andrew Strauss will captain the side to the West Indies in two weeks.