A year after Chris Gayle won a defamation case against Fairfax Media, the West Indian batsman has been awarded AUD 3,00,000(INR 1,55,40,656) as damages by an Australian court.
Earlier, in October 2017, Fairfax Media had failed to establish its accusations in front of the jury.
In January 2016 the company had alleged Gayle to have taken services of a masseuse while the Cricket World Cup of 2015 was still on.
Company’s spokesperson said, “The jury was misled in a way that prejudiced Fairfax, and Fairfax did not get a fair trial”.
Justice McCallum, owing to a lack of evidence produced by Chris Gayle, decided against going forward with aggravated damages.