London, Oct 18 (ANI): Kevin Pietersen has returned to South Africa waiting to learn if his international career is back on track following a series of meetings with senior England players and the team management.
Pietersen's situation will be discussed at an England and Wales Cricket Board board meeting on Thursday, which will back any decision made by Andy Flower, the head coach.
If Flower feels Pietersen is ready to get back into the side he will go to India, and sources have indicated the meetings this week have been positive, increasing the likelihood of an imminent return, The Telegraph reports.
Pietersen is believed to have met Flower on Wednesday at the end of a 48-hour period of face-to-face meetings in Oxford, a venue chosen as neutral territory and convenient for players and officials living outside London, the paper said.
He flew back to England from South Africa on Tuesday where he is playing for his Indian Premier League franchise, the Delhi Daredevils, in the Champions League Twenty20, it added.
The meetings with senior players were an opportunity to clear the air after a serious breakdown of relations last summer.
"The meetings have been going on and the process is well on the way. Clearly it has to be behind closed doors, it's a bit of a party line, but the meetings have gone on and hopefully the best result will come from them," said England captain Alastair Cook, who met Pietersen on Tuesday.
Time is running out for the India tour. England leaves for a training camp in Dubai next Wednesday before arriving in Mumbai four days later. (ANI)