Pietersen omission ridiculous - Morgan

Piers Morgan believes the ECB's decision to drop Kevin Pietersen for the third Test against South Africa in the wake of apparent dressing room tensions is "absolutely ridiculous".

Pietersen's omission comes after allegations he sent text messages to opposition players criticising Andrew Strauss, a decision Morgan dismisses as "stuff of the school playground", staying England will sorely miss their "big-game player" as they attempt to save the series.

Former News of the World editor and Mail on Sunday columnist Morgan was speaking to Mark Chapman, Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell on 5 liveSport.

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