Cricketer Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000 following his controversial harassment slur towards a female reporter during Monday night’s Big Bash League match.
The Former West Indies’ Test captain attempted to flirt with Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin, however his ‘inappropriate’ comments did not go down well.
“Hopefully we can win this game and you and I can have a drink after,” Gayle told McLaughlin live during the interview.”
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He then continued revealing that his dismissal allowed him to “come to this interview to see you” and went on to tell McLaughlin there was no need to blush, calling her baby.
Renegades CEO Stuart Coventry announced on Tuesday afternoon that Gayle would be fined $10,000, with the money to be donated to the McGrath foundation.
“Chris’s comments were completely inappropriate and disrespectful. There is simply no place for these type of comments at the Melbourne Renegades,” Mr Coventry said in a statement.
“The club would like to extend a formal apology to Mel McLaughlin. Mel is an outstanding sports presenter. We think of her very highly and the club and players will ensure we work with her in a professional and respectful manner in future.”