Strauss warns against Twitter

2012-05-26 00:00

NOTTINGHAM — England captain Andrew Strauss has issued a warning to his squad regarding the dangers of Twitter after Kevin Pietersen’s latest spat on the social networking site.

Pietersen, one of England’s leading batsmen, was fined an undisclosed sum by the England and Wales Cricket Board for going on to Twitter to question the credentials of former England international Nick Knight as a Test match commentator for Sky Sports.

Strauss, speaking on the eve of the second Test against the West Indies here at Trent Bridge, said that Twitter was a double-edged sword.

“I’m far too boring to use it,” he joked. “There are always shades of grey with Twitter. It does a really good job of publicising the game but players can find themselves in hot water occasionally.

“There is a line they need to tread with regards to their conditions of employment. We have our own code of conduct and it is manageable.”

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