BBC Sport - England captain Alastair Cook on Kevin Pietersen sacking

It took guts to axe Pietersen - Cook

Captain Alastair Cook says it took "guts" to axe batsman Kevin Pietersen from the England team.

The Essex opener talks of the importance of "team unity" and describes this summer as "the start of a new era" for the England team.

Monday's defeat to the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 compounded a nightmare winter for England following their 5-0 Ashes humiliation.

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