Broad hopes statement puts an end to Oval incident

England cricketer Stuart Broad said the whole team decided to release a statement apologising for their "inappropriate" behaviour at the Oval in a bid to put an end to the matter.

England cricketer Stuart Broad. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

After winning the Ashes, the England players reportedly urinated on the pitch with spinner Graeme Swann telling The Sun: "I think the call of nature might have come once or twice but it was nothing untoward."

Asked who had decided to release this morning's statement, Broad said: "The whole England side, all the guys thought that a statement would put an end to it and I think it has."

When he was quizzed further, an England spokeswoman said: "We've issued the apology and we've got nothing more to say on that."

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England sorry for Oval behaviour

The England cricket team said they did not mean to "disrespect" Surrey Cricket Club and apologised for their "inappropriate behaviour" amid reports that several players urinated on the Oval pitch after winning the Ashes.