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Oz cricketer in hotel brawl

18 May 2012, 09:00

New Delhi - Indian police said on Friday they had arrested Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach for allegedly molesting a woman and beating up her fiance in a posh New Delhi hotel.

The 27-year-old batsman, who has played for Australia's Twenty20 side, is playing in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team, which took on the Delhi Daredevils on Thursday night.

The cricketer is accused of trying to molest a 27-year-old woman during a party at the upmarket Maurya Sheraton Hotel on Thursday night.

"We have arrested Luke Pomersbach for assaulting a woman and beating up the fiance who objected to his action," police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said.

Pomersbach has earlier battled depression and drug issues and avoided a jail sentence in Australia after admitting to assaulting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for drink driving.

He arrived in India saying he was now "on top of things" after recovering from depression, adding that he was determined to make the most of the money-spinning but scandal-plagued Indian league.


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