Melbourne: Australian cricket legend Ian Chappell has called for a worldwide ban on Chris Gayle over his controversial TV interview with Channel 10 journalist Mel McLaughlin during a recent Big Bash League match. Chappell has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to propose a worldwide contracting ban on the big-hitting West Indian following his widely-criticised sideline interview.

"I wouldn’t have a problem if CA said to the clubs, 'he's never to be contracted again in this country. I also wouldn’t have a problem if CA said to the ICC, 'what we’re doing should be worldwide'.

Meanwhile, even as Gayle filed a defamation case against a media house for allegations that he indecently exposed himself to a lady last year, an email has emerged hinting the West Indies team management knew of misbehaviour by players towards a woman during the 2015 World Cup here.