Written by Staff Writer
05 Jan, 2016 | 8:27 pm
West Indian veteran batsman, Chris Gayle has been fined AUD 10,000 by his club the Melbourne Renegades after he asked a TV reporter, Mel McLaughlin to join him for a drink during a live interview.
Gayle was interviewed by Mel McLaughlin after he was dismissed for a quickfire 41 against the Hobart Hurricanes during the Australian Big Bash League.
As a result, Gayle was fined by the Chief Executive of the Renegades, Stuart Coventry. The money from Gayle’s fine will be donated to the McGrath Foundation in recognition of Jane McGrath Day at the SCG on Tuesday, January 05.
Extending a formal apology to Mel McLaughlin on behalf of the Renegades, Coventry stated that he would ensure that the players of the club would work with her in a professional and respectful manner in the future.
The fine leaves Gayle free to play in the Renegades next fixture, the highly anticipated Melbourne derby rematch with city rivals the Melbourne Stars.
On the other hand TV reporter McLaughlin stated that the date request was disappointing since she is not used to such actions. She also added that she doesn’t want to be the subject of such conversations.
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