Australian ex-cricket star Michael Slater arrested

Local media reported the 51-year-old, now a well-known television pundit, was arrested in connection with an alleged incident that occurred last week.

FILE: Former Australian cricket player and now Channel Nine cricket commentator Michael Slater during the Boxing Day Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the MCG in Melbourne on 27 December 2016. Picture: WILLIAM WEST/AFP

SYDNEY - Australian cricket great Michael Slater was arrested in Sydney on Wednesday over domestic violence allegations.

Local media reported the 51-year-old, now a well-known television pundit, was arrested in connection with an alleged incident that occurred last week.

New South Wales police confirmed they had taken a 51-year-old man into custody in Sydney's northern beaches.

"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," police said in a statement.

"Following inquiries, detectives attended a home at Manly about 9:20am today, and spoke with a 51-year-old man.

"He has since been arrested and taken to Manly Police Station."

Slater occupied a position at the top of the Australian Test batting order for close to a decade, hitting 5,312 runs before his 2004 retirement.

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