Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater charged with domestic violence offences

Michael Slater charged with domestic violence
Michael Slater played 74 Test matches for Australia. Photo Courtesy: Michael Slater’s Instagram page

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater, who played a significant part of his career in the national squad which was led by former skipper Steve Waugh, has been remanded to police custody after being charged with more than a dozen offences.

He is facing 19 charges relating to alleged offences perpetrated on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on various dates between 5 December 2023 and 12 April, reported The Guardian.

The charges against the opening batsman include domestic violence offences of unlawful stalking or intimidation, breaking into a dwelling with intent at night, common assault, assault occasioning bodily harm and choking or suffocation.

The cricketer’s matter was briefly heard on Monday in Maroochydore Magistrates Court.

He did not appear and no plea was entered, ABC News reported.

In his career, Slater played 74 Test matches and 42 one-day internationals since making his debut in 1993.