|Urinating English cricketers sorry over piss up
England's cricketers have issued an apology for any offense caused during their celebrations of their Ashes series win over Australia at the Oval on Sunday.
The statement, released on the England and Wales Cricket Board's website, followed allegations that England players urinated on the pitch hours after the series had ended on Sunday night in a 3-0 win for the home side.
“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,'' the statement on www.ecb.co.uk read.
“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 behavior was inappropriate.
“If that has caused any offense to anyone we apologize for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgment more than anything else.''
The allegations arose following eye-witness accounts from Australian journalists, who were at the ground while England celebrated their win.
Reports have since indicated the ECB has launched an investigation into the matter after being contacted by Surrey chief executive Richard Gould.—AFP