Andrew Flintoff was stripped of the vice-captaincy and dropped for the match against Canada while five other players were fined after a serious breach of team discipline.
Flintoff, having partaken in a drinking session, was said to have got into difficulties in the water after falling off a pedalo after deciding to go for a late-night escapade following England's defeat to New Zealand on Friday.
And five players - Ian Bell, Liam Plunkett, Jon Lewis, Paul Nixon and James Anderson - were seen drinking until the small hours in a nightclub after the defeat.
What do you think of their antics - less than 36 hours before they played a crucial match against Canada?
Were England management right to sack Flintoff and drop him for the game while fine the others. Did the punishments fit the crime?
Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Flintoff had been warned on a number of occasions and left the England management with no choice and he applauded their strong stance.
While Ian Botham claimed there had been an over-reaction to the story.
Mike Atherton was left unimpressed with the players' late-nate escapades.
He said in his Sunday Telegraph column: "The activities of the players calls into question their professionalism, their pride and their common sense."
Do you agree with him or do you think the media are making more of this than the story warrants?
Let us know your views.