The statement from the Pietersen camp was issued shortly after the squad for the tour to India was announced.
Pat MurphyBBC Radio 5 live
"Andy Flower and Alastair Cook were central to this because they feel it is still too raw. There are some players in the England dressing room who don't have much time for Kevin Pietersen at all. It has been left to linger on for too long in my opinion. I believe he will play for England again in New Zealand in February but he will want the work flow sorting out as he has realised he has overstretched himself and some of the players can't stand him at the moment."
"At all times, Pietersen had wished his dealings with the ECB to remain private so as not to inflame an already difficult situation," it read.
"His recent silence was not an admission of any wrong-doing, he wanted to explain and apologise to the ECB for the messages exchanged with members of the South African team.
"He has also made absolutely clear both to the ECB and the England team that despite unsubstantiated allegations to the contrary and repeated media speculation, he did not offer any tactical advice to the South Africans."
The statement continued: "Kevin Pietersen is naturally disappointed about today's decision having gone to great lengths to reach a reconciliation with the ECB.
Jonathan Agnew on Pietersen omission
"Pietersen has met with - and apologised to - Andrew Strauss. He has also met with Alastair Cook to stress his commitment to England and met with ECB board members, including face-to-face meetings with Hugh Morris, David Collier and Andy Flower.
"Pietersen remains available for England."
National selector Geoff Miller said he had informed Pietersen of his omission, and that the Surrey batsman will remain unavailable until the dispute with the ECB is settled.
"I've not been given the opportunity to select him because of the issue," Miller told BBC Radio 5 live. "When the board says everything is OK, we will revisit the selection process.
"Pietersen is one of the best players in the world, so it is disappointing, but it's not just about an individual in a changing room. I'm not prepared to pick one of the best players if it creates a problem.
"Until these issues have been resolved then nothing can happen."
Depending on his discussions with the ECB, Pietersen's next opportunity to be selected for England would come in the limited-overs leg of
the tour of India,
with two Twenty20 games to be played before Christmas and five one-day internationals scheduled for the new year.
England then tour New Zealand in February and March before a home series against the Kiwis is followed by the Ashes in England.
Pietersen, who is working as a television pundit during the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, is set to return to play for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, which begins on 3 April.
His time at the IPL had previously been restricted to three weeks and, though this was once part of the dispute with the ECB, Pietersen has since said he is willing to return from the tournament early.
England Test squad for India:
Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Nick Compton (Somerset), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Graham Onions (Durham), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Monty Panesar (Sussex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Matt Prior (Sussex, wk), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire).
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