Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater has requested the court to withdraw the assault and intimidation charges pressed against him.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been convicted of domestic violence charges, with a magistrate describing his behaviour as “controlling”.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

The 52-year-old was sentenced to a two-year Community Corrections Order after beaching a domestic violence order by calling an ex-partner 100 times using WhatsApp, the court was told. 

Slater was also convicted of using a carriage service to harass, stalking or intimidating and common assault at Manly Local Court this afternoon despite his legal team asking for the charges to be withdrawn on mental health grounds.

Two counts of common assault and one for attempting to stalk or intimidate relating to an incident at a northern beaches hospital in July were dismissed on mental health grounds.

Michael Slater cricketer 

A specialist right-handed batsman as well as a very occasional bowler, Slater represented the New South Wales Blues in Australian domestic cricket and played English county cricket with Derbyshire.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

International information
National side
  • Australia
Test debut (cap 356) 3 June 1993 v England
Last Test 20 August 2001 v England
ODI debut (cap 114) 9 December 1993 v South Africa
Last ODI 24 May 1997 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991/92–2003/04 New South Wales
1998–1999 Derbyshire

His Australian club was the University of NSW Cricket Club, scoring 3873 runs in 77 innings with a high score of 213* in first grade.

Slater went on to test cricket, opening the batting with mixed-success, scoring 5,312 runs and 14 centuries at an average of 42.

He was generally not successful in One Day International games, averaging a lowly 24.07 and was dropped from one day teams.

Throughout his career, Slater was susceptible to the “nervous nineties”: he was dismissed in the nineties 9 out of the 23 times.

Slater’s match winning 123 against England at Sydney in the 1998–99 Ashes series comprised 66.84 per cent of his team’s entire total. This remains the greatest proportion since Charles Bannerman made 165 not out in the very first test innings of all, which was 67.34 per cent of his team’s total.

Michael Slater Bipolar 

Former Test cricketer Michael Slater has been diagnosed with likely bipolar disorder and should have domestic violence charges dismissed on mental health grounds, a court has been told.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

The 52-year-old faces seven charges including assault and intimidation after three alleged incidents with two women and a male patient between April and September.

Slater has been a voluntary inpatient at Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital or one of two rehabilitation centres almost every day since April, barrister John Agius SC said.

During that time, he has been diagnosed with a likely bipolar disorder and has, in recent days, begun taking prescribed mood stabiliser lithium, Manly Local Court was told.

‘It’s important that court bares in mind that we’re dealing with a person who has a complex mental health situation,’ Mr Agius said on Wednesday.

‘When someone dealing with a mental health deficiency, as all the medical evidence suggests, one must bear in mind the path to rehabilitation will not be a direct and straight line necessary.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

‘One could expect some … diversions along the way.’

Police have contested the dismissal of charges, saying Slater’s frequency of offending and the inclusion of domestic violence required it to be dealt with at law.

First wife 

In the late 2000s, the prominent TV host and former Australian cricket star married Jo Slater.

They began dating in 2005, and she has played a crucial role in helping Slater recover from his depression.

In Sydney, the couple lives with their three children. Jo Slater is a Yoga instructor by trade.

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

While the former Australian cricketer is frequently on the road for his commentary jobs, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children when he is not playing cricket.

Michael Slater is the father of three children, two sons and a daughter. His daughter’s name is Isabella, and his boys’ identities are unknown.


Australian cricket great Michael Slater’s ex-partner has alleged he sent her a barrage of texts before showing up at her home, as the cricketer admits himself for mental health treatment following charges over an alleged domestic violence incident.

It is alleged Slater showed up at his ex-partner Melanie Livesey’s home in Clovelly in Sydney’s east on the afternoon of October 12. 

Michael Slater : cricketer | Bipolar | First wife | spouse

Name Jo Slater
Year Of Birth                Not Available
Country Australia
Religion Christianity
Profession Yoga instructor                  
Nationality Australian
Spouse Michael Slater

The 51-year-old cricketer was arrested on Wednesday morning and taken to Manly Police Station where he was interviewed and later charged.  

Sean ­Anderson, who manages the cricket star, said Slater had been suffering from mental health issues for a while.  

‘Michael has been privately battling health and mental issues for some time now,’ Mr Anderson said in a statement. 

‘He has today admitted himself into care in order to continue his treatment. He is also receiving legal advice in relation to today’s charges.’  

By Rishabh

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