Cricket star Michael Slater charged with assaulting police

Cricket star Michael Slater has been charged with assaulting police over a confrontation in a Queensland resort town.

Slater, 53, was arrested after Queensland Police were called to an incident and medical emergency in Noosa Heads about midnight on Friday.

Michael Slater has been charged with assaulting and obstructing police.


It is alleged Slater obstructed police when they arrived, later assaulting an officer who was left with a cut on their hand.

He has been ordered to face court on May 2 on two counts of obstruction and a single count of assault police.

There were no other injuries, Queensland Police said on Monday.

Slater played 74 Tests for Australia, scoring 5312 runs, and notched up 42 One Day Internationals in his career before retiring from cricket in 2004 to pursue commentating.

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