Former Australian Cricketer Michael Slater arrested on charges of domestic violence

Slater recently was also involved in a controversy with the PM of Australia following which he was dumped from the Seven Network’s cricket commentary team last month, after being associated with them for three years.

Former Australian Cricketer turned commentator Michael Slater according to Australian media is reported to have been arrested on Wednesday by the Australian police from Sydney. The police of New South Wales said that they started an investigation of a domestic violence incident on Tuesday. Following this, they (Australian media) added, “detectives attended a home at Manly about 9:20 am and spoke with a 51-year-old man. He has since been arrested and taken to Manly police station.”

Slater recently was also involved in a controversy with the PM of Australia following which he was dumped from the Seven Network’s cricket commentary team last month, after being associated with them for three years. The controversy began in May when Slater started a harangue on social media against Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The ex-cricketer accused the Prime Minister of jeopardizing the Australian cricket team by banning all the flights from the Asian subcontinent, while their team players were partaking in the IPL. He posted on social media that Morrison had ‘blood on hand,’ as he marooned the players in the midst of a COIVD battle fought in Asia.

As an opening batter, Slater represented Australia in 74 tests between 1993 to 2001 and 42 One Day Internationals. He scored 5312 runs in the longest format of the game at an average of 42, while could only accumulate 987 in the ODIs, before announcing retirement in 2004.

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