England Issue Apology For Ashes Antics

England Issue Apology For Ashes Antics

The England cricket team have issued an apology for their behaviours following recent accusations that a number of the squad urinated on the Oval pitch whilst celebrating their Ashes win.


According to an Australian newspaper report, three players including Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen and Jimmy Anderson urinated on the wicket after celebrating their 3-0 triumph to regain the Ashes.


Spin bowler Graeme Swann dropped the hint that the allegations were true by saying in his column: “I think the call of nature might have come once or twice but it was nothing untoward.”


The incident is currently undergoing investigation by governing body ECB but England have today issued an apology to Sky Sports which read:   "The England cricket team would like to state that during our celebrations after winning the Ashes at no time was there any intention to disrespect Surrey CCC, the Oval or anyone else involved in the game we love.


"As a team we pride ourselves on respecting all things cricket including the opposition and the grounds we play at. We got carried away amongst the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behaviour was inappropriate.


"If that has caused any offence to anyone we apologise for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgement more than anything else."


The news comes after former England international Monty Panesar was released by Sussex for urinating on club bouncers outside a club in Brighton.


Shane Warne called for action to be taken about the members involved however it remains to be seen whether the punishment will be taken lightly or severely.