Luke Pomersbach touches down in Perth

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AUSTRALIAN cricketer Luke Pomersbach has arrived home from India – after charges against him were dropped.

Pomersbach landed in Perth about 2.40pm today and was greeted by his father, George, and his lawyer, Shash Nigam.

An Indian court dropped a criminal case against the cricketer after the woman who accused him of molesting her said they had agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

The Delhi High Court on Friday said charges against Indian Premier League (IPL) player Pomersbach, 27, of molesting the American woman and later beating up her fiance in a posh hotel room in New Delhi had been dropped.

The cricketer’s arrest last week made headline news in Indian and Australian newspapers, adding to a recent string of bad press for the cricketing league.

Police said Pomersbach, an IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team player had been accused of molesting the 27-year-old woman and beating up the woman’s fiance after he objected to Pomersbach’s alleged moves.

The cricketer has battled depression and drug problems and narrowly avoided a jail sentence in Australia after admitting assaulting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for drink driving.