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Posted at: Dec 4, 2018, 2:07 AM; last updated: Dec 4, 2018, 2:07 AM (IST)

Gayle awarded $220k in damages for defamation

Sydney: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle was awarded A$300,000 (US$220,000) in  damages by an Australian court on Monday, more than a year after he won a defamation case against Fairfax Media over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup. New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum made the award for articles published in January 2016 that alleged Gayle had exposed himself to a masseuse during the tournament. In October 2017, a jury found Fairfax had failed to establish the truth of the reports. It also found Fairfax had failed to establish that the allegation Gayle had propositioned the masseuse was “substantially true”.

Whangarei 
India A-NZ A Test drawn after rain washes away final day          

The third unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A ended in a draw after the fourth and final day of the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain here today. The honours were shared in the series as the previous two matches also ended in draws. R Samarth (27) and AR Bawne (5) were at the crease with IIndia at 38/1 in their second on Sunday but the duo couldn’t face a single delivery owing to incessant rain on Monday.  Brief scores:  India A: 323 and 38/1; NZ: 398 all out (C Fletcher 103, T Seifert 86; K Gowtham 6/139)

New Delhi
ISL: Mumbai rout Delhi 4-2         

Mumbai City FC turned the match on its head in the second session and consigned Delhi Dynamos to their sixth defeat in the Indian Super League with a 4-2 victory here on Monday.  Last year, the match between the two sides had produced six goals with Delhi Dynamos winning 5-1. 

New Delhi 
IPL auction in Jaipur on Dec 18             

The player auction ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League will be held in Jaipur on December 18. Only 70 players -- 50 Indians and 20 overseas -- will be up for grabs. — Agencies

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