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Kevin Pietersen wins libel damages against Specsavers after they implied he was a cheat

by | 8th, October 2013

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ENGLAND batsman and general talented poser, Kevin Pietersen, has accepted a large but undisclosed amount of money for libel damages after a Specsavers advert implied he may have tampered with his bat during this summer’s Ashes series against Australia.

Pietersen took action against the wacky optician over the “serious and defamatory allegation” and the case was taken to the High Court.

During England’s 3-0 Ashes win, Australia’s Channel 9 news claimed the International Cricket Council were going to investigate claims that players were putting tape on their bats in an attempt to trick the Hot Spot technology.

Aussie TV focused on Pietersen’s third Test dismissal, when the England man was given out caught behind, although Hot Spot didn’t show any edge at all.

And so, bat tampering claims started flying around, and subsequently ridiculed, with the England and Wales Cricket board receiving

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