Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater arrested

Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater arrested

(FASTNEWS | AUSTRALIA) – Former Australia batsman Michael Slater has been arrested in Sydney after a domestic violence incident, Australian media reported on Wednesday.

New South Wales (NSW) police said they had started an investigation on Tuesday into reports of a domestic violence incident last week.

“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,” NSW Police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Slater, a flamboyant opening batsman, played 74 Tests and 42 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1993 and 2001 before moving into commentary.

Slater was dumped from the Seven Network’s cricket commentary team last month after three years with the Australian broadcaster.

The 51-year-old caused controversy in May after a furious tirade against Prime Minister Scott Morrison on social media.