Cricket - Pietersen signs ECB contract

Kevin Pietersen's return to the England fold has been finalised after the star batsman signed a full central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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Pietersen's relations with the board plummeted to an all-time low last year and after being dropped for the final Test of the summer against South Africa, he underwent a process of 'reintegration' before making his comeback in India before Christmas.

Since then he has been working on a short-term deal that expires at the end of the month, but limited-overs coach Ashley Giles confirmed on Wednesday that Pietersen has penned a full central contract.

That places him on the same terms as the rest of England's senior figures, ending a period of uncertainty, with the current batch of contracts running until September 30.

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