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Australia Cricket Great Michael Slater’s Domestic Stalking Charges Dropped Over Mental Health

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A 35-year-old woman has filed a lawsuit against Australian international cricketer Michael Slater, alleging serious domestic violence. Now the result has come out.

A Sydney court on Wednesday acquitted former Australia cricketer Michael Slater in a domestic violence case.

The court, citing mental health, ordered him to be admitted to the Mental Health Hospital. Slater, 52, was arrested by police in October. His ex-wife accused Stellar of domestic violence and intimidation.

Slater did not appear in court

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said that Waverly Local Court magistrate Ross Hudson on Wednesday declined to sentence Slater to prison. Along with this, he was ordered to spend three weeks in the Mental Health Unit. The report said Slater did not appear in court because he was detained by police and ambulance officers on Tuesday. He was taken to the Mental Health Unit for treatment at a Sydney hospital.

New South Wales Police charged 52-year-old Michael Slater, who worked as a television commentator after retiring from international cricket, with stalking and intimidating his ex-girlfriend in October last year.

Michael Slater later violated the court order by calling and sending messages to his ex-girlfriend. In December, he was granted bail, a condition of which was to undergo a mental health check-up. Slater was dropped from the commentary panel for the 2021-22 season.

ABC said Slater was already under the care of five different psychiatrists. He had spent more than 100 days in various mental health facilities.

If we see his journey in cricket, Slater has played 74 Tests and 42 One Day Internationals in his career. He has scored 5312 runs in Tests with 14 centuries and 21 half-centuries. At the same time, 987 runs have been scored in ODIs with 9 half-centuries. In his career, he has also bowled medium pace with the right hand.

It is very difficult to believe that such a great player can have a problem that is connected to a misbehavioural mind and heart. A matter was not just for time but it took several years to make a final decision for the court.

Before this, Shane Warn who also was an Australian player now passed away just a few months ago and has also been alleged to his girlfriend for misbehaving. The consequences are unbearable after these kinds of matters.

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