Cricketer’s sexism storm worsens with new allegations

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SYDNEY: The storm surrounding star cricketer Chris Gayle over an attempt to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV intensified Wednesday as new allegations about his behavior toward women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian after he was fined US$7,000 on Tuesday for his approach to Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin. Gayle apologized and tried to brush off the exchange with McLaughlin as a harmless joke. His team, the Melbourne Renegades, played down calls for sterner action and said their star signing would play again in the Big Bash League on Saturday.

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