Gayle fined for CT outburst

Chris Gayle’s outburst in the recent West Indies victory over Australia has not gone unnoticed. The allrounder was fined 30 percent of his match fee over a verbal clash with Australian Michael Clarke during the second innings of the match.

Clarke was found ‘not guilty’ in the incident, whilst denying claims that he called Gayle a “second-class citizen”.

The incident saw an animated and vocal Gayle, as he was clearly riled up by Clarke. Against his typical calm collectedness, Gayle hounded the batsman, and the situation came to a climax when he fielded a ball off his own bowling and hurled it back at the striker’s end, only to see it race away for four overthrows.

In a game that bore a margin of victory of only 10 runs, it was a doubly significant moment.

Gayle was found guilty of failing to “conduct play within the spirit of the game” – a code one breach.

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