Sports: Gayle fined for trying to flirt with female reporter on live TV
The Melbourne Renegades fined star opener Chris Gayle US$7,000 on Tuesday after an attempt to flirt with a female presenter on live TV which cricket authorities condemned as “completely out of line”.
Ten Network reporter Mel McLaughlin found herself being asked out for a drink during an interview with the burly West Indian after he blasted 41 runs off 15 balls in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) late Monday.
Live on air, Gayle — who later insisted he was just joking — said he was happy to be interviewed by McLaughlin “just to see your eyes for the first time”.
“Nice, so hopefully we can win this game and we can have a drink after,” he said.