Chris Gayle will take legal action over reports he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year's World Cup.
Gayle will launch defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media, who reported the story on Wednesday.
“Cricketer Chris Gayle has strongly denied the allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s management said in a statement.
“Despite such denials, Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations which have received widespread republication in media throughout the world.
“As a result, Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer, to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.”