Former IPL cricketer in dire straits: Living in car; faces arrest warrant

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(File Photo: Luke Pomersbach during his detention in Delhi)

Australia cricketer Luke Pomersbach who in 2013 had a ₹ 1.5 crore contract from Kings XI Punjab for playing in the Indian Premier League is today compelled to live in his car. Furthermore, he was facing arrest warrants on theft charges.

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According to IPL Moneyball, the professional sportspersons’ digital live salary calculator, Pomersbach had made a total of ₹ 2.52 crore from his IPL appearances across five seasons between 2008 and 2013. He has also had lucrative contracts for Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League. He had been the highest Big Bash League scorer in 2012, guiding Brisbane Heat’s to the title triumph .

Today, he has only his car to live. He is charged for stealing a motorcycle and liquor. Since he did not appear in the court a Perth Magistrate has reportedly issued arrest warrants against him.

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Pomersbach had also faced police action in India while playing the IPL. Representing Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012, he was detained by police in Delhi for allegedly assaulting an American woman and her fiancé after the match against hosts Delhi Daredevils. Though he had managed an interim bail from a Delhi court, he was ousted from the IPL for the rest of the season.

He had also represented Australia in a one-off T20 International. He had quit all forms of cricket in 2014.

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