Kevin Pietersen will resume his international career after the England and Wales Cricket board reached an agreement with the batsman for his re-integration into the team.

Pietersen has been in international exile since being dropped for the third test against South Africa in August, following accusations he exchanged messages with members of The Proteas squad concerning then captain Andrew Strauss.

But the ECB have accepted that the messages did not include derogatory comments towards Strauss or anyone connected with the England dressing room, nor was any tactical information shared.

Kevin Pietersen
Pietersen will be re-integrated into the England set up.

"I am committed to completing the re-integration process we have agreed over the coming weeks and resuming my England career in all formats, hopefully until the World Cup in 2015, as long as my body allows," Pietersen said.

"I want my son growing up seeing me playing for England and I hope one day he will put an England shirt on himself.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to my team-mates, all England supporters and the ECB for the situation that has arisen over the last couple of months.

"Thankfully we have drawn a line under it and can move forward. Although it has been made clear in the statement, I'd like to make it clear that at no time did I share tactical information with any of the South Africans."

An ECB statement read: "ECB and Kevin Pietersen confirm that agreement has been reached concerning a process for his re-integration into the England team during the remainder of 2012.

"Upon completion of the programme, the England Selectors will consider Kevin for future matches.

"Kevin Pietersen has apologised to Andrew Strauss and wishes to express to all those who support England his regrets at the impact the recent controversies have had on the England Team. He now wishes to put the events of the summer behind him and to focus on regaining his place in the England Team.

"With regards the issue of the BBM messages, due to the fact that Kevin had not retained the BBM messages, this matter has been successfully concluded through a binding assurance provided to ECB by Kevin.

"Kevin conceded that the messages exchanged were provocative. ECB is satisfied, following receipt of this binding assurance, that to the best of his recollection, Kevin did not convey any messages which were derogatory about the England Captain, the England Team Director, the ECB or employees of the ECB.

"Furthermore, there was no tactical information whatsoever provided to members of the South African Touring Party."

The 32 year old will travel to England's pre-tour training camp in Dubai on 25 October, to integrate himself within the squad, but is likely not to be added to the 16-man squad for the tour test series against India.

Instead, Pietersen is more likely to feature in the two T20 internationals or the one-day series against the same opponents either side of the New Year, should the re-integration process prove successful.

His communication with fellow England teammates, including the likes of Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann, who were both linked with creating the parody Twitter account which mocked Pietersen, is unknown.