Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has blasted Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s flight ban from India, while on a conference call from a five-star resort in the Maldives.
Slater, who had been in India for the now cancelled IPL along with other Australian cricketers, was unable to get a flight home to Australia and was forced to divert to the Maldives to ride out the two-week quarantine period at the tourist haven.
“It’s outrageous. I’m going to have to spend a torturous two weeks beach side, getting pissed and working on my tan because the government can’t get it’s act together,” Slater said.
“It’s hard enough making a voluntary choice to go overseas during the middle of a pandemic and get paid to commentate on cricket, and then this. It’s a disgrace and not showing preference to sportsball in the national interest is completely unAustralian and against the spirit of EZFKA!”
Slater said he intends to file for discrimination at the Human Rights Commission on his return to Australia, comparing his treatment to that of Stuart MacGill.