Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested on Wednesday, after an alleged domestic violence incident last week.
The 51-year-old was taken on Wednesday morning to Manly police station, where he remains, in the custody as per media reports.
New South Wales police confirmed that they received reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on October 12.
“Officers attached to the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation yesterday [on Tuesday] after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on Tuesday 12 October 2021,”NSW Police said in a statement on Wednesday.
“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 added.
Mr. Slater was scheduled to be one of the Prime commentators for the upcoming Ashes series between Australia and England. However, this dogma of Domestic violence accused will not his case.
People close to Cricket Australia have hinted that it’s very unlikely Michael Slater will be seen in the commentary box this summer.
Slater played in 74 Test matches and 42 One Day Internationals for the men’s Australia national cricket team. During his test career which lasted for close to a decade, he smashed 5,312 runs before his 2004 retirement.