Gayle not guilty
SYDNEY: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle won a defamation case against an Australian media company in the New South Wales Supreme Court yesterday over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup. The jury found Fairfax media had failed to establish the truth of a series of reports it ran alleging the 103-Test cricketer had exposed himself to a masseuse during the tournament. It also found Fairfax had failed to establish that the allegation Gayle had propositioned the masseuse was “substantially true”. “At the end of the day I’m very, very happy,” Gayle said outside the court. “I’m a good man. I’m not guilty.” The jury also found that Fairfax was motivated by “malice” in publishing the stories. A hearing over the amount of damages will be held at a later date.