When in the history of international sport have two players from the same team (country) successfully sued the media or its agents of another country, for defamation, within a period of one or maybe two years? The answer is likely, never.
Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle did precisely that. Samuels, immediately after having been for the second time declared MVP of a World Cup final, was accused by an Australian broadcaster of having gang connections, and sued in Jamaica. Gayle sued in Australia when a woman accused him of exposing himself in the dressing room into which she had gone for the purpose of getting a sandwich. Neither of these stories has generated much media interest in the Caribbean. It is rather difficult to understand this phenomenon, and I wonder what can explain it.