Sydney - Chris Gayle is taking legal action
against an Australian media organisation which reported allegations of a
dressing room incident involving a woman last year in Sydney.
Gayle's management issued a statement on
Thursday saying the ex-West Indies captain "has strongly denied"
allegations in Fairfax Media newspapers "that he indecently exposed
himself to a woman during last year's World Cup in Sydney" and added it
has begun legal proceedings for defamation.
Gayle, who plays for the Melbourne
Renegades in Australia's Big Bash League Twenty20 competition, was fined $7 500
for making inappropriate comments to a female reporter in a live TV interview
during a match on Monday.
Gayle suggested to the reporter that the
pair go out for a drink, later adding "don't blush, baby" during an
awkward pause in the interview.