Cricket star Gayle seeks to cash in on Australia court win

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle. (AAP/Brendan Esposito/via Reuters)
Updated 10 November 2017
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Cricket star Gayle seeks to cash in on Australia court win

SYDNEY: West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle is seeking to cash in on a court case win against an Australian media group, promising a tell-all interview — but only if the price is right.
The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories last year of exposing his penis to a massage therapist and indecently propositioning her.
But a NSW Supreme Court jury ruled a defamation case in his favor late last month, finding the articles were motivated by malice.
A hearing on damages will be held at a later date, but Gayle is already offering his story for a starting price of $300,000.
“I have a very interested (sic) successful story to tell!! It can be an exclusive 60mins interview or y’all just have to wait on my next book!,” he tweeted to his 3.75 million Twitter followers Friday.
“It’s about what transpired in court and behind the scenes in Australia, how they went to bigger heads to get me ban...
“How they want to use me as a scapegoat over a interview — I’ll tell you what I do every day after court, believe me, when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie! No holding back!
“Biding (sic) starts at $300K for this interview! So much to say & I will!“
Fairfax published the allegations in the wake of an uproar after Gayle attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”
Speaking after the trial, Gayle said the case had been “very emotional.”
“I’m a good man. I’m not guilty,” he said.
Fairfax has yet to announce whether it will appeal the ruling.


Saudi Arabia leave it late to salvage draw with Iraq in Riyadh

Updated 15 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia leave it late to salvage draw with Iraq in Riyadh

  • Abdulaziz Al-Bishi scored in the 94th minute
  • Pizzi rang the changes in the second half, making six subsitutions in total

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia left it late to salvage a draw in their match against Iraq on Monday night, with Abdulaziz Al-Bishi scoring in the 94th minute.
The fixture at the King Saud University Stadium pitted Juan Antonio Pizzi’s Green Falcons against an Asian Cup rival in Iraq, galvanized by the arrival of Slovenian coach Srencko Katanec.
The first half was a cagey affair, with both sides canceling each other out, and Musthafa Nadhim receiving a yellow card just before halftime.
Pizzi rang the changes in the second half, making six subsitutions in total, three coming after Iraq’s opener. Muhannad Ali put the visitors in front with twenty minutes remaining.
Saudi Arabia kept pressing, and were rewarded in the dying minutes when Al-Bishi scored with almost the last kick of the game.