Ten Network reporter Mel McLaughlin found herself being asked out for a drink during an interview with the burly West Indian after he blasted 41 runs off 15 balls in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) late Monday.
     
Cricket Australia and Big Bash League officials did not see the funny side of what Gayle later said was meant as a joke.
     
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland offered support for McLaughlin, saying that no one should have to face such comments which were 'completely out of line' and 'inappropriate for the workplace'.
     
"I think that anyone who sees humour in that is misunderstanding and somewhat delusional about the situation," Sutherland added. With the governing body leaving open a threat of sanctions, the Renegades quickly announced a fine.
     
Club CEO Stuart Coventry said the money would be donated to the Jane McGrath foundation, named after legendary fast bowler Glenn's late wife who died of breast cancer.

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