Aug 28 2013
England are ready to move on from the furore over their Ashes celebrations after issuing a team apology following allegations they urinated on the Kia Oval pitch.
While the statement did not specifically refer to any of the players' late-night toilet habits, after confirming a 3-0 series win on Sunday, apologies were made for a "simple error of judgment".
Stuart Broad, one of the players alleged to have been involved, fronted the media for the first time since the incident at lunchtime ostensibly to preview Thursdays's opening NatWest Twenty20 international against Australia at the Ageas Bowl.
The 27-year-old was, however, primarily tasked with fielding questions over his own controversial Ashes campaign which is set to cast him as the pantomime villain Down Under this winter.
And while he was content to talk about the prospect of being followed by "rock star" security in the return series, the antics of his team-mates late on Sunday were quickly brushed over.
Asked who had decided to release this morning's statement, he said: "The whole England side, all the guys thought that a statement would put an end to it and I think it has."