Prior vows to respond fully to KP's accusations

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After Kevin Pietersen's claims that he was a main ringleader in a 'bullying' culture in the dressing room, wicketkeeper Matt Prior has vowed to respond to the allegations, but won't do so on Twitter.

After Kevin Pietersen's claims that he was a main ringleader in a 'bullying' culture in the dressing room, wicketkeeper Matt Prior has vowed to respond to the allegations, but won't do so on Twitter.

Pietersen said in an interview with the Telegraph, coinciding with the launch of his book, that Prior and other England senior players displayed 'horrific' behaviour towards other players, especially if they made mistakes on the field.

But Prior, not often one accused of being nasty, responded with a joke on Twitter, before pulling back and saying he would respond to the claims at a later date. He rather wanted to focus on getting fit and regaining his place.

Prior tweeted on Monday: "After this morning I'm looking forward to reading the full kp book. Might bully my kids into getting it for me for Xmas!!

"Obvs sad to see the accusations against me this am and I WILL have my right of reply! However today is not the day and Twitter is not the place for it!

"Now back to my Achilles rehab and learning to walk again! have a great day everyone."

It was an interesting turn of events, given Prior was by all accounts the man that phoned Pietersen after the Textgate saga to support him, and was a big reason for the batsman's return to the side after exile.

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