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Windies cricketer arrested for alleged rape

June 15, 2007 12:16 IST

West Indian Test cricketer of Indian origin, Narsingh Deonarine, has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

Guyanese allrounder Deonarine, who is also the vice-captain of West Indies A team, was arrested on Thursday morning, after the girl filed a complaint. The alleged rape is said to have happened in Millom in north western England as reported by The Sun.

The 23-year-old, who is in England playing as the resident professional for the Millom Cricket Club, is on police bail but has not been charged.

Deonarine is a left-handed batsman who bowls a right-arm off break. He came into the West Indies squad after contract disputes saw seven players left out of the South African Test of March 2005.

He has played four Tests and as many one-day internationals.

Deonarine's claim to fame came on August 13 last year at the Stanford Twenty20 finals which saw Guyana play Trinidad in a classic million-dollar match. He hit the winning six with two bowls remaining and was rewarded with the Player of the Match award, and a hefty cheque of 25,000 dollars.