Michael Slater
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Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater was arrested for the second time in less than two months after he allegedly breached a restraining order on Wednesday.

The New South Wales (NSW) state police confirmed that he breached the Apprehended Violence Order (AVO). The APO was applied after Slater was arrested over allegations of domestic violence.

He is due to appear in court on Wednesday and has been refused bail for the moment by the Sydney police station. Slater has been charged with breaking the rules set in an AVO, using a carriage service “to menace/harass/offend” and breaching bail, the police confirmed.

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Michael Slater’s previous controversy

A couple of months ago, Michael Slater was let go by the Channel 7 executives where he worked. The broadcaster didn’t like the comments made by Slater about their Prime Minister regarding the quarantine rules in place.

If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out the quarantine system,” Slater had tweeted.

Michael Slater
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In response, the Australian PM termed it as ‘absurd’ and the 51-year-old’s contract with Channel 7 wasn’t renewed. Slater also added that he was slated to work in the IPL but the strict Australian rules didn’t give him a chance to do so.

I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect. And for those who think this is a money exercise. Well, forget it. This is what I do for a living and I have not made a penny having left early. So please stop the abuse and think of the thousands dying in India each day. It’s called empathy. If only our government had some!” he had said.

Michael Slater was an opener for Australia where he scored 5312 runs in a career that spanned nearly a decade.

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