* England's cricketers apologised Wednesday after some team members were seen urinating on the field at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia. The fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval in south London was drawn on Sunday, giving England a 3-0 series win and sparking late-night celebrations. As England players drank beer, Australian journalists in the ground reported seeing some of them urinating on the field. "The England cricket team would like to state that during our celebrations after winning the Ashes at no time was there any intention to disrespect Surrey CCC (County Cricket Club), The Oval or anyone else involved in the game we love," the team said in a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board. "We got carried away amongst the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behavior was inappropriate," the statement said. "If that has caused any offense to anyone we apologize for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgment more than anything else."
Suspense over Umar illness
* Pakistan's wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal has arrived in Karachi accompanied by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) doctor to have another check up with a leading neurologist, even as mystery continued regarding the intensity of his illness that forced him out of the Caribbean Premier League and the tour to Zimbabwe. "Umar has got an appointment with the neurologist on Wednesday and is accompanied by Dr Sohail Saleem," a source in the board said. "We are hopeful that once this check up is completed, a clear picture will emerge about Umar's medical condition as he has already undergone MRI scans and was examined by a Lahore based neurologist," the source added. The youngest of the Akmal brothers was called back by the PCB from the West Indies after reports emerged that he had fallen unconscious on a flight from Trinidad to Antigua due to a seizure
attack, which is normally associated with epilepsy.
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