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Chris Gayle slams Network Ten for non-payment of last season’s Big Bash dues

Chris Gayle claims he has not been paid the amount agreed with Network Ten for wearing helmet with in-built camera. Broadcaster however rejects claim, says all contractual obligations fulfilled.

cricket Updated: Jan 21, 2017 14:37 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Chris Gayle played for Melbourne Renegades till the last season of the Big Bash League. He was released after making suggestive comments to TV reporter Mel McLaughlin in a post-innings interview. (Getty Images)

Chris Gayle took to Twitter on Saturday to claim that he has not been paid the amount agreed with the Network Ten broadcasters for wearing a special helmet that had an in-built camera during the Big Bash League last season.

Gayle shot a series of tweets to vent his anger on the non-payment of dues.

“I’m sure Players who used the Cam/Helmet while batting and commentators who did commentary last year BBL has been paid....” read his first tweet.

“So why is it I can’t get paid like all the others? It’s been 1 year now and I need my Money asap! Not because I’m from the Caribbean. #Ten,” read his second tweet.

In his last tweet on the matter, Gayle suggested end of slavery days. “So make sure when I check my account next week it’s there! I done talk! Slavery Days done with! Pay Me! #Ten”

Network 10, however, rejected Gayle’s claim. “Network 10 fulfilled its contractual obligations to Chris Gayle and does not owe him any payments,” read a statement which was on

Gayle, who represented Melbourne Renegades, was in trouble for making suggestive remarks to TV reporter Mel McLaughlin in a post-innings interview. The franchisee released the big-hitting West Indian from his contract after that and also fined him $10,000.

First Published: Jan 21, 2017 14:03 IST