Just two days after Chris Gayle flirted with Ten sports reporter Mel McLaughlin, the West Indian has found himself in yet another controversy.
Gayle is being alleged of exposing himself to a woman, who was working around the West Indies team during the Cricket World Cup held last year, The Guardian has reported.
The Australian woman told Fairfax Media that she went to the West Indian dressing room during a match at Sydney, only to see Gayle wrapped in a towel. Gayle allegedly pulled down his towel, while exposing his genitals and told the woman “Are you looking for this?”
Melbourne Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry has described the current development as “opportunistic”, as the timing of the event coincides with the flirting controversy that just erupted.
Gayle’s management group, Insignia Sports International, released an official statement about the latest development and denied any allegations that Gayle exposed himself to the unnamed Australian woman. The statement is as follows:
“Chris denies the allegations published by Fairfax Media earlier today. It is important that anyone seeking to make false accusations against Chris be aware that Chris and his management will be considering all rights and legal options available. There will be no further comment from Chris or his management at this stage.”
Gayle has already been fined $10,000 by the Big Bash League and now his further involvement in the league looks dark after these latest allegations.
The Big Bash might ban Gayle from playing the lucrative T20 league next year. The head of the Big Bash, Anthony Everard, confirmed to Fox Sports that this is a legitimate option.
Meanwhile, Gayle is looking to take legal action against Fairfax Media over reports of his alleged genital exposure. He has hired high-profile lawyer Mark O’Brien to fight his case.
“Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer, to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media,” Gayle’s management told Fox Sports in a statement.