Former Test cricketer Michael Slater charged over alleged domestic violence incident


Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with stalking and harassment offences over an alleged domestic violence incident.

The 51-year-old was arrested on Wednesday at a home in Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches.

He was taken to Manly police station, interviewed and later charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or offend and with stalking.

Slater was granted conditional bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on 11 November.

In a statement, police said officers attached to the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command began an investigation on Tuesday after receiving reports of a domestic violence incident alleged to have occurred on 12 October.

The opening batsman played in 74 Tests for Australia scoring 5312 runs at an average of 42.83 after making his debut during the 1993 Ashes tour of England.

He also played 42 one-day internationals scoring just under 1,000 runs before retiring from major cricket in 2004.

Slater was recently dropped from Channel Seven’s commentary team for the upcoming summer cricket season, with the network choosing not to renew his contract, citing budgetary pressures.

He had previously worked as a commentator and personality for more than a decade on the rival Nine Network.