Former Australian cricketer turned Broadcaster Michael Slater has been reportedly arrested today because of the alleged domestic violence charges. However, he was arrested at his home in Manly, Sydney. Moreover, Police have confirmed that no charges have been laid against him currently as well.
New South Wales (NSW) police have also said in a statement that the arrest was done after investigations regarding an alleged domestic violence incident that took place on October 12.
“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 9.20 am and spoke with a 51-year-old man. He has since been arrested and taken to Manly Police Station,” the statement said.
However, the veteran is currently lodged at Manly Police Station for pending further inquiry as well. Notably, Michael Slater has been in the news when he landed in controversy after his remarks against Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not “caring enough” for the safety of people as well.
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 quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect
— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) May 3, 2021
However, his comments came after the sudden suspension of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as it stopped due to the global pandemic novel COVID-19. And, he had to leave midway through the first leg but couldn’t return home immediately also.
“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 quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater had tweeted earlier.
Meanwhile, Channel 7 did not renew the contract with Michael Slater this year, allegedly due to the controversial tweet and public altercation after that. The veteran, however, had played in 74 Test matches and 42 ODIs between 1993 and 2001 for Australia.