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Cricketer fined for assault, other charges

West Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who plays with Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, was fined on Friday after pleading guilty to six charges that included assaulting a police officer and attempting to escape from custody.

cricket Updated: Aug 14, 2009 10:12 IST

West Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who plays with Indian Premier League team Kings XI Punjab, was fined on Friday after pleading guilty to six charges that included assaulting a police officer and attempting to escape from custody.

Pomersbach was fined 3,500 Australian dollars ($2,950). He has been suspended indefinitely by the West Australian Cricket Association after he was involved in a car accident in the Perth beachside suburb of Scarborough on Sunday.

He assaulted one of the officers who tried to arrest him after the accident, leading to him being taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Pomersbach pleaded guilty to the charges in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday, including driving with an excess blood alcohol level and obstructing police.

A left-handed batsman, Pomersbach represented Australia when called in as a late replacement in a Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Perth in December 2007.

In 2007, Pomersbach and Western Australia teammate Shaun Marsh were suspended for engaging in a heavy drinking session just days before the team flew to Adelaide for a match against South Australia.

Pomersbach, 24, has scored 1,570 runs at an average of 43.61 in 22 first-class matches.