A final line has at last been drawn under the Kevin Pietersen saga with the England and Wales Cricket Board confirming the batsman has signed a new deal.
Pietersen was forced to watch several England games from the sidelines last year after he made inflammatory comments about the dressing room atmosphere and apparently sent texts to some South African players during the Test series in July.
However after several apologies and "constructive and cordial" meetings with the ECB and new England captain Alastair Cook, the batsman was recalled to the squad for the Test series against India at the backend of 2013.
He was also handed a short-term contract, which expires at the end of this month, but he need not worry about the future as his "reintegration" has now successfully been completed.
England's new limited-overs coach Ashley Giles revealed ahead of the first ODI against India on Friday that the 32-year-old South African-born batsman has signed a new full-time contract, which runs until September 30.
"Kevin has now signed up fully," said Giles, who has just completed his first full week in his new role.
"He is fully back on board. It's great news.
"Whatever happened in 2012, we're moving into a new year now. It's great for me to have him here (in India). His experience in this side in this part of the world is invaluable."