Speaking outside the Indian Parliament building, Mallya stated that Pommersbach would never again play for his side; he added that the player must booked for the crime and strict action taken in accordance with the law.
The Australian player, who has been taken into police custody, was subjected to medical tests at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. He has been charged with molesting an Indian American woman and beating up her fiance. The former RCB player is said to have met the couple at the bar of the Maurya Sheraton Hotel and joined them in their room later on. The woman in question is said to have felt very uncomfortable with the presence of the player who had allegedly given her “dirty nasty looks”.
When the lady started to leave the room ostensibly to retire to bed, Pommersbach is said to have grabbed her and molested her. When her fiance intervened, the ex-RCB player is said to have beaten him up severely. The boyfriend is said to have been admitted to hospital with excessive bleeding and is suspected to have suffered brain haemorrhage.
The woman in question is a resident of New York on one of her frequent visits to India to meet up with friends. The incident is said to have happened at the party following the match between RCB and Delhi Daredevils.
Pommersbach has had a couple of runs ins with the law back home in Australia when he was involved in drunk driving cases. It resulted in the cancellation of his driving licence.
Meanwhile IPL chairperson, Shukla, has distanced the IPl from the incident stating that IPL parties were a thing of the past and that the incident was something done by an individual player in his individual capacity.
Luke Pommersbach has not played in a single match this IPL season. the 27 year old player was previously with Kings XI Punjab in the 2008 and 2009 seasons when he made 152 runs from 5 innings with one not out.
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