Ex Australia Cricketer Michael Slater Collapses In Court After Being Denied Bail

Apr16,2024


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Former Test cricketer Michael Slater reportedly fainted in an Australian court on Tuesday after being refused bail on more than a dozen charges, including some related to stalking. The 54-year-old man had to be helped to his feet by court staff after falling to the floor when a Queensland magistrate rejected his bail plea, local media reported. The television commentator and former batsman is charged with domestic violence offenses as well as common assault and unlawful stalking.

In the charges against him, police said Slater sent unwanted text messages and made threatening phone calls over the past six months.

He is scheduled to appear in court again in late May.

The court heard that Slater had a mental health condition which could result in his behavior being “impulsive and reckless”, ABC News reported.

Slater played 74 Test matches from 1993–2001, scoring over 5,000 runs for Australia, including 14 centuries.

He also played 42 One Day Internationals before retiring from all cricket in 2004.

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