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Queensland batsman Luke Pomersbach has quit cricket in order to tend to his mental health problems.
Queensland Cricket released a statement, which said that Pomersbach had been “battling issues associated with depression”. As a result of this, Pomersbach cut all ties with the Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat.
“I really appreciate all the help and support that I have received from Queensland Cricket over the past three years and especially over the past couple of months leading up to this difficult decision to leave professional cricket so that I can put all my efforts into getting better and making a full recovery,” Pomersbach said. “In particular, I would sincerely like to thank Stuart Law and the coaching staff as well as my Bulls and Heat teammates for all the things they have done for me during this difficult time.”
Queensland Cricket chief executive Geoff Cockerill added: “Luke’s health is the number one priority in all of this and his doctor has told him that at this point in time, it is essential Luke takes a complete break away from the day-to-day pressures and challenges of professional cricket so that he can continue to concentrate on his recovery and rehabilitation from his illness.
“We appreciate the difficulties and challenges that Luke faces with his illness. The most important thing is that Luke continues to receive the necessary treatment and has the best possible support available to him. To this end, Queensland Cricket has put into place a number of measures to assist Luke to fund the additional medical and other expenses associated with his ongoing treatment and recovery.”