Broad set to be quizzed
Stuart Broad is set to face questions over England's apparently unsavoury Ashes celebrations when he faces the media on Wednesday.
Some of England's players are alleged to have urinated on the Kia Oval pitch hours after the Ashes series ended on Sunday night.
The claims have caused a stir with former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne describing the alleged actions as "crass" and "arrogant".
Twenty20 captain Broad is one of the players claimed to have been involved following eye-witness accounts from Australian journalists, who were still in the ground while England celebrated their 3-0 series win in the middle of the ground.
Reports have since indicated the England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an investigation into the matter after being contacted by Surrey chief executive Richard Gould.
Sports minister Hugh Robertson has even been drawn in to making comment, telling the Daily Telegraph: "If it happened, it's not good behaviour."
Off-spinner Graeme Swann appeared to confirm the story when writing in Tuesday's Sun newspaper, but attempted to play it down.
"We did go out to the middle of the pitch, all the lads, drinking beers, singing a few songs and enjoying each other's company," he wrote.
"I think the call of nature might have come once or twice but it was nothing untoward.
"It was midnight, a private celebration in the middle of the pitch and the ground was dark."
Team director Andy Flower was offered the chance to cast his eye over his players' toilet habits on Monday, but dismissed it as a "ridiculous topic".
Despite that Broad is likely to face more questioning, in a press conference designated to preview the first NatWest Twenty20 international against Australia at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday night.
Broad will be the first of England's Ashes winners to front the media since the alleged incident, which comes after Monty Panesar was sacked by Sussex after being found guilty of urinating on a bouncer's head at a Brighton nightclub on August 5.
Broad and opener Joe Root are the only two players from the Oval Test who are in England's Twenty20 squad, after the core of the Ashes winning team were rested for this, and the following one-day internationals.
The ECB confirmed yesterday that captain Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Swann and Broad would miss the 50-over matches against Australia and Ireland.
Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes were also not selected.
With Australia also making a raft of changes - only seven of their 18-man squad played in the Tests - both countries clearly have their eye on the return Ashes in the winter.
That prompted former England captain Michael Vaughan to claim fans who have already paid for their tickets should be offered a refund.
Vaughan wrote on Twitter: 'I would have only rested Captain Cook. Plenty of time to rest from Sept 16th - Nov 21st!!!?
"Can't sell tickets then rest 5 star names!!!! No problems resting players but I think supporters who have paid good money to watch the best should get a small refund..."
England have still retained first-choice batsmen Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Root for the series with Eoin Morgan as captain.