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West Indies Fast Bowler Jerome Taylor Arrested

PTI 01 Jan 2010, 15:10:15 IST

West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor is facing charges including assaulting a police officer after an incident at a bar in Jamaica.

Taylor, who returned home injured from the Windies' recent three-Test tour of Australia, escaped starting the New Year in police lock-up when he was released on bond and scheduled to appear in court on January 12.

According to police, Taylor was a patron in a bar when police ordered it to close as required at 11pm. Taylor, who has played 29 Tests and taken 82 wickets since his Windies debut, allegedly became abusive and matters escalated when police tried to place handcuffs on the cricketer.

He was also charged with using indecent language, improper conduct and resisting arrest. It's an ignominious end to a year that started so brightly for Taylor when he skittle.