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Chris Gayle to sue Fairfax Media over claims he exposed himself to woman in locker room

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:00 PM
Jamaica and West Indies opener West Chris Gayle.

Jamaica and West Indies opener West Chris Gayle says he will sue Fairfax Media for defamation after it published allegations about his interaction with a woman while in Sydney to train for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

The 36-year-old says he has retained media lawyer Mark O’Brien and will immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.

The allegations, first published yesterday, were made by an Australian woman who was working around the players.

The allegation has reportedly damaged the chances that Gayle will return to play in the Big Bash League next season. 

It followed the Melbourne Renegades' decision to fine Gayle US$7,000 for comments he made to female sports journalist Mel McLaughlin in a live pitchside interview on Monday. 

Gayle told McLaughlin she had beautiful eyes, asked her out for a drink then said "Don't blush baby".