Hinds rape

Ryan Hinds, the West Indies and Barbados batsman, appeared in court last week in Bridgetown to face charges of rape and has been released on bail. He will reappear in court on 5 July.

Hinds, 31, has been accused of committing the crime against a 28-year-old woman in February. He was granted $7,500 bail and made to surrender his passport and appear at the Holetown police station once a week.

Hinds played 15 Tests and 14 ODIs for West Indies but hasn’t represented them since July 2009. He has been playing for Barbados regularly, though, and featured in their first-class match against Guyana last month.