'Issues associated with depression' see Pomersbach quit

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Former Australia batsman Luke Pomersbach has quit cricket for the foreseeable future due to "issues associated with depression".

Former Australia batsman Luke Pomersbach has quit cricket for the foreseeable future due to "issues associated with depression".

Pomersbach missed Western Australia's the 2011-2012 season amid "health and well-being issues" – and later moved to Queensland.

The change in franchise boded well, as the hard-hitting left-hander soon accrued a first-class campaign average in excess of 50 – and was named Brisbane Heat's Player of the Year in the 2013 Big Bash League.

"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," said Pomersbach.

"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."

The 29-year-old played international cricket once, scoring a brisk 15 in a T20I against New Zealand in Perth almost seven years ago.

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