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Brit PM Cameron gives backing to axed Pietersen

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has given his support to Kevin Pietersen after the batsman's England career was ended controversially.

Cameron, who believes there is a "powerful argument" for keeping Pietersen in the side, says "I am an enormous fan of Kevin Pietersen and I have had some of my most enjoyable times watching him tonking the ball all over the park."

Cameron adds, "his average is remarkable ... but I will let the England selectors pick the England team, I think I had better stay out of this one." Pietersen, whose talent has regularly been overshadowed by his ability to attract controversy, was told he would never play for his country again on Tuesday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board is trying to usher in a new era after a woeful tour of Australia.

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