England's 3-0 Ashes triumph is losing sheen after the Australian media reported on Monday that Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad and James Anderson urinated on The Oval pitch while being cheered by team-mates. According to a report in The Telegraph, Surrey -- the County that has the historic Oval as their home ground -- have asked the England cricket Board for an apology and investigate the incident.
Richard Gould, the Surrey CEO, has slammed the behaviour of the players and admitted the nature of celebration spoils England's image after a convincing series victory. Former Australian spin king Shane Warne, too has slammed the English players. Sports minister Hugh Robertson has also wanted a probe.
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne said: "When you play in a six to eight-week series of intense Ashes cricket you should always have a chance to let your hair down at the end. Unfortunately the way people are judged these days it's best to celebrate within the confines of the dressing room."