'Gloss has gone off our win'

“I don’t think anyone wants to finish a Test match in that scenario. It’s taken the gloss off because in this Test match there were some outstanding performances. That partnership between Broad and Trott was one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Strauss told BBC.

“It’s great to win a series but not under these circumstances. I don’t think anyone likes the game of cricket being overshadowed by other events. We’ve seen things that have put cricket on the front pages before and no one likes it,” he added.

Strauss said he would wait for the investigation into the allegations before expressing his opinion but admitted that mood in even his dressing room has been affected by the scandal.

“At the moment they’re just allegations but there’s certainly going to be a lot of interest in the next few days. It’s important to let the dust settle. These have been explosive allegations, clearly they’ve affected the mood of the players. We’ll have to take stock.
“There will have to be a lot of dialogue and I wouldn’t want to pre-judge that,” he said.

“I don’t

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