England players apologised for their "inappropriate" behaviour during the post match celebrations at the Oval. Some of the players had come under fire for urinating on the pitch during the celebration of the just concluded Ashes series victory.
England team issued an apology on the England and Wales Cricket Board website (www.ecb.co.uk) saying there was no intention to disrespect the Oval or anyone else involved in the game. "As a team we pride ourselves on respecting all things cricket including the opposition and the grounds we play at," the statement said.
"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," it added.
England players had received criticisms over their act from various corners with former Australia spinner Shane Warne calling it "crass" and "arrogant". The incident came right after England spinner Monty Panesar was fined by police for urinating in public after a fight at a night club.
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