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Cricket great Michael Slater arrested over alleged domestic violence


Former Australian Test cricketer and television commentator Michael Slater has been arrested at his Sydney home over an alleged domestic violence incident.

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News Corp tabloids and the ABC are all reporting that police officers in Sydney’s north commenced their investigation on Tuesday, after they became aware of an alleged incident that occurred on the October 12.

Detectives attended a home at Manly around 9am today and arrested the 51-year-old former Test opener.

He’s was taken to Manly Police Station, but is understood not to have been formally charged with any offences yet.

Slater retired in 2001, having played in 74 Test matches and 42 One Day Internationals for Australia.

Since ending on his playing career, Slater had been a high-profile television commentator both in Australia and overseas.

However, earlier this month Channel 7 did not renew his contract, citing financial pressures. It followed an incident in  May, when Slater attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a series of social media posts that made headlines.

Slater took to Twitter to claim the PM had “blood on his hands”, and complained the Commonwealth should be doing more to help Australians stranded in COVID-ravaged India.

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