England players urinate on Oval pitch during Ashes celebrations

Aug 27, 2013, 01:35 IST | A Correspondent

Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Stuart Broad among other players who reportedly went overboard with their celebrations

Alastair Cook’s England team deserved to celebrate hard after their Ashes victory at the Oval on Sunday, but Kevin Pietersen,Stuart Broad and James Anderson decided to overdo their celebrations, according to media reports. The trio took turns to urinate on the Oval pitch much to the amusement of their teammates.

Pietersen, Anderson and Broad (right) at the Oval on Sunday. Pic/Getty Images

This was observed by journalists still putting finishing touches to their reports from the overflow area of the Oval press box which is on the opposite side of the pavilion.

“In a distasteful display about five hours after the last Test was called off for bad light with England in sight of victory, the players gathered near the pitch celebrating and yahooing,” said a report on www.news.com.au.

Other players too may have done what Pietersen and his two mates did. “It would have been the only moisture applied to the pitch for quite some time given the deliberate dry and dusty nature of the pitches presented in this Test series to blunt Australia’s pace attack and aid spinner Graeme Swann, the highest wicket-taker in the series.

The incident brought back memories of the pitch party in Perth two seasons ago, when Indian film crews took footage of ground staff drinking on the WACA wicket the night before the Test,” the report added.

The website also inserted a cartoon to embellish the report with an illustration of a player urinating near the stumps with the words ‘the Poms are caught slashing outside the off stump’ Just recently, England spinner Monty Panesar got himself into hot waters for urinating at bouncers in a drunken state at a pub in Brighton.

England on Sunday, clinched their third Ashes series in eight years.  

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