Popular Commentator And Former Australian Cricketer Michael Slater had been arrested due to an alleged domestic violence incident on Wednesday in New South Wales. It has been understood that he isn’t charged yet but has been taken to the Manly Police Station while he was in his home on Sydney’s southern beaches.
Michael Slater was very much critical of the Australian government in April month with the lockdown restrictions that had left many of the residents stranded in foreign countries. Two weeks before, he was removed from the Channel Seven commentary team due to budgetary reasons and there are speculations of his tweets against Prime Minister Scott Morrison might have influenced the decision.
Police Investigations Leads To Arrest Of Michael Slater
The police had later reported that they have received information of a domestic violence incident alleged had taken place on Tuesday and after some thorough inquiries, the 51-year-old Slater had been arrested on Wednesday morning.
“Officers attached to the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation yesterday, after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on Tuesday 12 October 2021,”
“Following inquiries, detectives attended a home at Manly about 9:20am today, and spoke with a 51-year-old man.
“He has since been arrested and taken to Manly Police Station.” Police reported
Michael Slaters’s Illustrious Career For Australia
Michael Slater was a right-handed batsman who played 74 Tests and 42 ODIs for Australia in the period from 1993 to 2001. Averaging over 40 in first-class cricket, Slater was an excellent batsman in the longer formats for Australia where he scored 5312 runs at an average of 42.8. He scored 14 centuries and 21 half-centuries in his test career for Australia and scored 9 fifties in the ODI format as well. Slater is one of the most loved commentators in Australia for his style of covering media.
Slater decided to announce his retirement from international cricket in 2004 and started focussing on the commentary team.