Chris Gayle Slammed for 'Sexist' Reply to Woman Journalist's Question

A women's rights group has criticised Chris Gayle for his 'offensive' reply when asked his views on the playing track ahead of a Caribbean Premier League match.

updated: July 18, 2014 21:17 IST
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Chris Gayle made an 'unacceptable' statement during a press conference but Caribbean Premier League has backed him saying the batsman was just having a laugh.


St Antigua: A women's rights group here has condemned as "sexist" remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference.

And the group, Women Against Rape (WAR) headed by gender equity advocate Alexandrina Wong, has also criticised the response by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to the incident, reports CMC.

Ahead of Thursday's CPL clash here between Tallawahs and Antigua Hawksbills, Gayle, a former West Indies Test skipper, was asked Wednesday by the journalist: "How does the pitch feel so far in terms of the training (and) the weather?"

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