Cricket: Skipper turns on Flintoff

England captain Michael Vaughan has blamed all-rounder Andrew Flintofffor upsetting team spirit and derailing England's cricket World Cup campaign.

According to the Guardian newspaper, Vaughan said Flintoff's drunken antics in the West Indies, where he had to be rescued from a capsized pedalo boat, led to a drop in morale.

"We arrived at the World Cup in a positive frame of mind, but unfortunately incidents happened which affected the team. You have to be honest, the Fredalo incident did affect the team. It did affect morale."

Flintoff was stripped of the vice-captaincy after the incident. England were eliminated at the Super Eights stage of the cup.

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