Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell has called for a worldwide ban on Jamaica and West Indies batting star Chris Gayle.
This over his controversial TV interview with Channel 10 journalist Mel McLaughlin, during a match on Monday in Australia’s big bash T-20 league.
Chappell, a former Australian captain, has asked Cricket Australia to show zero-tolerance towards what he says is Gayle’s totally inappropriate behaviour.
Chappell who played 75 tests for Australia, says he would have no problem if Cricket Australia told its domestic clubs never to contract Gayle’s services again.
He says he would also endorse any move by Cricket Australia to lobby cricket’s governing body, the ICC to encourage clubs or franchises in other countries not to use the services of the man rated by many as the best T-20 batsman in the world.
Chappell, a respected commentator, says such a course of action is the only way to curb Gayle’s behaviour.
Gayle was fined USD$7,000 by his baig bash side the Melbourne Renegades for his on-air mid-match comments to McLaughlin.