Kevin Pietersen's international career with England has come to an end after being told he is no longer part of the ECB's future plans.
The South Africa-born batsman has been left out of the squads for the tour of the Caribbean and ICC World Twenty20.
"Kevin Pietersen met with Paul Downton, the Managing Director England Cricket, this week and was told that the unanimous decision of the England management, including the selectors, was that now was the time to start the rebuilding process after England's disappointing winter in Australia," the ECB said in a statement.
The 33-year-old has accepted his England days are over, after 104 Tests, 136 one-day internationals and 37 T20 internationals.
He said: "Playing cricket for my country has been an honour. Every time I pulled on the England shirt was a moment of huge pride for me and that is something that will live with me forever.
"Although I am obviously very sad the incredible journey has come to an end, I'm also hugely proud of what we, as a team, have achieved over the past nine years.
"I feel extremely fortunate to have played at a time of great success for England cricket alongside some of the best cricketers the country has ever produced.
"I want to thank everyone for their fantastic support and I wish the team the very best of success going forward.
"I believe I have a great deal still to give as a cricketer. I will continue to play but deeply regret that it won't be for England."
With his international career over Pietersen can now take part in the lucrative IPL which England told him he couldn't as long as he played for them.
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