Bayliss set to follow orders regarding KP

England

New England head coach Trevor Bayliss is reportedly happy with not being allowed to pick batsman Kevin Pietersen, and clarified the ECB's stance on the matter before taking the job this week.

Bayliss took the job replacing Peter Moores after all the talk had been about Jason Gillespie, but Bayliss seemingly had fewer reservations about the role, and will toe the party line regarding Pietersen, who the ECB have said is not selectable.

The Cricket Australia website quoted a source close to Australian Bayliss, who said: "He (Bayliss) agreed he would need to go into the job with some clarity around that situation, and I think he has got that clarity now.

"Trevor can't be making that decision, and if they (the ECB) say he (Pietersen) is not available for selection then he knows he can't pick him."

Bayliss has not yet taken charge of the side, with Paul Farbrace leading the team in the current series against New Zealand, and will take over ahead of the Ashes. Farbrace's presence is said to be one of the reasons Bayliss took the job.

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