Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed
It's not like England bought these players off the street, or stole them away from the safe clutches of South African sporting academies. Pietersen, Lumb and Morgan were developed, trained and raised by the English sporting system. Kieswetter is a bit different as he played for Yarpie U-19s, but I have no problem with Pietersen, Lumb, Morgan, Strauss or Prior.
Just sour grapes from other teams that keep bringing this up all the time.
Kieswetter might have played for South Africa U19s, but he finished his schooling in England and has only played FC cricket in England.
Pietersen and Kieswetter both have one British parent, moved to England when they were young and did the 4 years hard graft in the county system in order to qualify. It makes absolutely no difference to me that they were born and raised in South Africa.
Morgan has moved countries in order to play at the highest level and has done his 4 years qualifying.