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    Michael Slater: Australian ex-cricketer arrested over alleged domestic violence

    Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident.

    The 51-year-old - now a cricket commentator - was arrested at his Sydney home on Wednesday and taken to a police station, local media reported.

    New South Wales Police confirmed an alleged incident happened last week. They have not disclosed further details.

    No charges have been laid and Mr Slater has not commented publicly.

    The former batsman was part of the Australian cricket team from 1993 to 2001, playing 74 Tests.

    He has since held prominent positions on TV but was let go last week by Australia's Channel Seven, which cited financial pressures.

    Mr Slater made headlines in May when he accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having "blood on his hands" over his response to the pandemic.

    It followed the government issuing a two-week ban on Australian citizens returning from India during the height of that nation's coronavirus crisis.

    The father-of-three had been in India at the time, commentating for local networks on the Indian Premier League season.

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    He's truly gone off the rails recently, but he's always had his demons.

    He had to be escorted off a plane a couple of years ago because of a row with two women, then there were rumours (unconfirmed) the following year that he had gone AWOL from Channel 7's Big Bash coverage.

    It's also well-documented that Steve Waugh ended Slater's career abruptly because of his anger management issues during the Ashes tour of 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    He's truly gone off the rails recently, but he's always had his demons.

    He had to be escorted off a plane a couple of years ago because of a row with two women, then there were rumours (unconfirmed) the following year that he had gone AWOL from Channel 7's Big Bash coverage.

    It's also well-documented that Steve Waugh ended Slater's career abruptly because of his anger management issues during the Ashes tour of 2001.
    Also this incident:



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    There is a salutary lesson in the fact that Slater is now professional poison due to domestic violence, whereas Moin Khan gets treated as a respectable person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    Also this incident:

    Just like Steven Smith a crybaby disgraceful cheat

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    He always seemed like an aggressive guy to me. This news doesn't surprise me.


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    Oh dear. He has bipolar disorder which must be hard to manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    There is a salutary lesson in the fact that Slater is now professional poison due to domestic violence, whereas Moin Khan gets treated as a respectable person.
    Part of this is because of the cultural problems in Pakistan regarding this issue. Its swept under the carpet alot more in Pakistan unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junaids View Post
    There is a salutary lesson in the fact that Slater is now professional poison due to domestic violence, whereas Moin Khan gets treated as a respectable person.
    This honestly shocks me. Moin was completely drunk when he was arrested by the police after this incident and his wife (at the time) claimed he had beaten her up multiple times while being drunk, in the past. And yet people have almost no memory of the incident, which ofcourse hasn't made an iota of difference on his professional career.

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    New South Wales Police confirmed an alleged incident happened last week. They have not disclosed further details.
    It is always sad to see ex-cricketers in such news.

    Let's hope Slater gets some professional help and bounces back!

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    Obviously everyone will side with the woman, without any proof whatsoever whether he actually did it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    This honestly shocks me. Moin was completely drunk when he was arrested by the police after this incident and his wife (at the time) claimed he had beaten her up multiple times while being drunk, in the past. And yet people have almost no memory of the incident, which ofcourse hasn't made an iota of difference on his professional career.
    His wife is still with him though so maybe not that bad as media made out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    This honestly shocks me. Moin was completely drunk when he was arrested by the police after this incident and his wife (at the time) claimed he had beaten her up multiple times while being drunk, in the past. And yet people have almost no memory of the incident, which ofcourse hasn't made an iota of difference on his professional career.
    We let match fixers back into the team and in prominent mgmt positions so this is not even on the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offstump View Post
    We let match fixers back into the team and in prominent mgmt positions so this is not even on the radar.
    Fair point.

    Really says alot about us as a nation though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    This honestly shocks me. Moin was completely drunk when he was arrested by the police after this incident and his wife (at the time) claimed he had beaten her up multiple times while being drunk, in the past. And yet people have almost no memory of the incident, which ofcourse hasn't made an iota of difference on his professional career.
    Why should it make a difference to his professional career? What you do at home is not what your work judges you on. Please explain how a matter between a wife and husband should dictate the kind of job either should have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sshakir411 View Post
    Why should it make a difference to his professional career? What you do at home is not what your work judges you on. Please explain how a matter between a wife and husband should dictate the kind of job either should have?
    A wife-batterer is a serious criminal. They should be in jail, not in a job. Just like a criminal who rapes his wife when she is not consenting is a pervert and a sex offender.

    Any organisation which employs a wife-batterer condones criminal behaviour and should be treated with contempt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by offstump View Post
    We let match fixers back into the team and in prominent mgmt positions so this is not even on the radar.
    Bowling no balls for money is barely a crime. Battering a defenceless woman is a serious crime by a pathetic coward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octavian View Post
    Obviously everyone will side with the woman, without any proof whatsoever whether he actually did it.
    In west women call police for every other reason, maybe he coughed and guess what she called police "I am not satisfied with my husband he coughed" such are the gender biased laws towards males there. So no surprise with what you said above

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshakir411 View Post
    Why should it make a difference to his professional career? What you do at home is not what your work judges you on. Please explain how a matter between a wife and husband should dictate the kind of job either should have?
    You mean besides the fact that being a serial wife beater/alcoholic makes you a low-life, coward subhuman?

    And it's not a matter between a man and a wife when she is calling the cops on him and telling them that he regularly abuses her while being drunk for absolutely no reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedwoodOriginal View Post
    You mean besides the fact that being a serial wife beater/alcoholic makes you a low-life, coward subhuman?

    And it's not a matter between a man and a wife when she is calling the cops on him and telling them that he regularly abuses her while being drunk for absolutely no reason.
    These are just allegations until proven.

    Over the past decade, people all over the world have completely forgotten what "due process" means. Specially, when a woman is involved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryw View Post
    In west women call police for every other reason, maybe he coughed and guess what she called police "I am not satisfied with my husband he coughed" such are the gender biased laws towards males there. So no surprise with what you said above
    Ah, that must be why just 4% of reported rapes result in a conviction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octavian View Post
    These are just allegations until proven.

    Over the past decade, people all over the world have completely forgotten what "due process" means. Specially, when a woman is involved.
    That is precisely the opposite of the situation.

    A rapist is a rapist the second he has sex with someone who is not consenting.

    He only becomes a convicted rapist in 4% of cases. But all 100% of rapists are rapists, not just the convicted ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by octavian View Post
    These are just allegations until proven.

    Over the past decade, people all over the world have completely forgotten what "due process" means. Specially, when a woman is involved.
    No. You are just unaware of the facts of the case.

    So rather than victim-blaming, take some time to make yourself aware of the facts of the case. In 2007, Moin Khan's wife called the police on him after he had been violently assaulting her at night while drunk. When the police came over, Moin was so drunk that he even tried to attack them. Additionally his wife at the time said that she had bruises all over her body because Moin had been doing this for years.

    Furthermore, I do not care the least bit for your misogynistic view-points.
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    UPDATE

    Former Australian Cricketer Michael Slater Further Arrested

    The 51-year-old, who played 74 Tests and scored 5,000-plus runs, was arrested by the New South Wales (NSW) Police for allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order (AVO) on Wednesday morning after he "allegedly sent at least 66 text messages and made 18 phone calls to the complainant".

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Michael Slater has been arrested after he allegedly sent several text messages and made phone calls to the person he was charged with stalking and harassing in October this year.

    The 51-year-old, who played 74 Tests and scored 5,000-plus runs, was arrested by the New South Wales (NSW) Police for allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order (AVO) on Wednesday morning after he “allegedly sent at least 66 text messages and made 18 phone calls to the complainant”.

    A report in abc.net.au said on Wednesday that, “Slater appeared at Manly Local Court via video link and crossed his arms on the screen as details of the alleged breach were revealed. The court was told that, during a two-and-a-half hour window on Tuesday evening, Mr Slater allegedly sent at least 66 text messages and made 18 phone calls to the complainant.”

    As per the report, the prosecutor termed the nature of the messages as “harassing and highly offensive”.

    In October this year, Slater had appeared in court after he was “charged with stalking/intimidating” his partner of three years in an alleged incident. It was then reported that he was arrested “at his home in Manly, north of Sydney and taken to Manly police station”.

    Officers attached to the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command, NSW had then been quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz that Slater was “arrested and taken to Manly police station, where he was charged with use (of a) carriage service to menace/harass/offend and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.”

    On Wednesday, Slater’s lawyer, James McLoughlin, was quoted as saying that his client suffered from an alcohol disorder and had been receiving treatment in hospital since he was originally granted bail.

    “But he had relapsed and slipped up once,” McLoughlin was quoted as saying.

    McLoughlin said that at the time Slater sent the messaged and made phone calls, “the disorder was heavily at play”.

    The lawyer pleaded that Slater be released on bail “with conditions including that he travel directly to his sister’s house until a Northern Beaches Hospital bed was available”.

    Slater was recently dropped from the Channel 7 commentary panel ahead of the 2021/22 season. The reason behind the non-renewal of Slater’s contract was “budgetary constraints”.

    There were reports that Slater’s infamous tweets against Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in May this year made a partial contribution to his exit from Channel 7.

    In a series of fierce tweets, Slater controversially accused Morrison of having ‘blood on his hands’ for preventing 40 Australian citizens participating in first half of IPL 2021 to return from India, where the second wave of COVID-19 infections put a halt to the tournament.

    “If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out the quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater had tweeted.

    His second tweet read, “Amazing to smoke out the PM on a matter that is a human crisis. The panic, the fear of every Australian in India is real!! How about you take your private jet and come and witness dead bodies on the street!”

    — — —

    Sounds like Michael Slater is in a very bad place personally at the moment and needs to seek out support for his alcohol related issues.

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    When he was commentating in the PSL last year, he made a point of how he had been sober for a while and had abstained from alcohol due to his past problems. Obviously this domestic issue and the termination of his commentary career has triggered a relapse. Desperately hope he is able to sort out his life.

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    Hope he pulls through , mental health problems are a dark place for anyone.

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