Gayle selling story of 'behind-the-scenes' plot

Chris Gayle is asking more than $400,000 to do a tell-all interview about his Sydney court win, declaring his exclusive account of suing Fairfax Media for defamation would be "like a movie".

 

The West Indian cricket star has claimed on Twitter he was taken lightly ahead of his legal proceedings against Fairfax over articles it published claiming he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.

Gayle also suggested there was manoeuvring to have him banned from cricket.

The powerful opening batsman said the sit-down style interview would be awarded to the highest bidder.





Gayle is already set to benefit financially after a NSW Supreme Court jury found in his favour on October 30.

In the fall-out, his lawyer called for aggravated damages to be awarded on top of general damages after alleging the "sensational" stories involved an extended smear campaign.

Four jurors found Fairfax had not established that Gayle had exposed himself to masseuse Leanne Russell in the team dressing room during a Sydney training session at the 2015 World Cup.

Gayle outside court. Image: AAP

They also found Fairfax was motivated by malice when it published the articles in three of its newspapers in January 2016.

Fairfax said after the court case it did not believe it had received a fair trial after its failed application to have the jury discharged.

Gayle last played for the West Indies during their one-day tour of England in September.

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