Chris Gayle later  apolosied to the BBL journlaist © Getty Images
Chris Gayle later apolosied to the BBL journlaist © Getty Images

Chris Gayle should be banned worldwide following his controversial interview, suggested Ian Chappell. Gayle’s Big Bash League’s future is also at stake because Cricket Australia has the power to dismiss his contract permanently. The West Indian was fined $10,000 by his BBL side Melbourne Renegades for his misbehaviour on-air with journalist Mel McLaughlin when the latter interviewed him at the end of a match in Hobart. He said McLaughlin that she had beautiful eyes and asked her out for a drink before saying “don’t blush, baby”. Chappell wants to send out an intolerant message as he said that Gayle’s behaviour was totally inappropriate” in a sport trying to gain traction with women. READ: Chris Gayle may not play future Big Bash League tournaments: Reports

According to Foxsports.com, he added, “I wouldn’t have a problem if Cricket Australia said to the clubs, `he’s never to be contracted again in this country. And I also wouldn’t have a problem if Cricket Australia said to the ICC, `what we’re doing should be worldwide’.”

“You’d have to talk to the individual countries then … but I wouldn’t have a problem if it was tabled at an ICC meeting that Cricket Australia said, `this is what we’re doing and we would recommend that everybody else do the same’,” the Australian legend said. READ: Mel McLaughlin accepts Chris Gayle’s apology

The former cricketer went on to reveal that he has spoken to numerous women working in cricket regarding Gayle and each one of those had an incident to narrate. “If it was a one-off thing, yeah, slap him with a $10,000 fine and say `mate, don’t do it again’. But every woman I spoke to [about Gayle] who’s working at the cricket, you got the same answer from. They were quite adamant about it,” he said.