The Ashes: Real shame that England players urinated on Oval pitch, says Shane Warne

After the famous 2005 Ashes win, one of the England players urinated in Prime Minister Tony Blair's garden after a reception in Downing Street, says The Telegraph. Surrey and sports minister asks ECB to investigate Oval incident.

updated: August 27, 2013 14:48 IST
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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."

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