IPL news May 19, 2012

Pomersbach granted bail by Delhi court

ESPNcricinfo staff

Luke Pomersbach, the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman who was detained by police for allegedly assaulting a US national and her fiancé, has been granted bail by a Delhi court. Pomersbach, however, has had to surrender his passport and deposit a surety of Rs 30,000 (approximately $550).

The case was filed on Friday by a US national, who alleged that Pomersbach assaulted her and her fiancé in their room at the team hotel on Thursday night after the match against Delhi Daredevils. Pomersbach was produced in a Delhi court the same day, when he was granted interim bail. He has also been suspended by the IPL franchise for the rest of this tournament.

Bail was granted as the hotel CCTV cameras could not establish trespass. The Delhi Police have submitted in court footage from the CCTV and a medical report regarding the nature of injury caused to the woman and her fiancé.

"Obviously, I am very relieved after what happened in the court today," Pomersbach said. "I am happy with the support I have got from my family and girlfriend back home and the RCB. I am looking forward to get to the bottom of the investigation."