What battle has the ECB lost?
There haven't lost any credibility regarding their stance on player availability and potential for players to pick and choice what games they play.
They got their best batsmen available for the forceable future in all formats, if they want him.
Yeah he missed one ODI series, which they still won easy.
Ok maybe KP has a play to retire again from limited over matches after the T20 WC. But does that really matter for England, he is unlikely to be play on for the next ODI WC, so they had to phase him out eventually.
He may retire after the next Ashes, but that would be at about 2 years earlier then his potentially limit as Test cricketer.
The battle for ECB over IPL and player availability is likely to be a bigger issue then just KP. And they won the latest battle IMO.
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