“È stato … charged with use (of a) carriage service to menace/harass/offend and stalk/intimidate.”
Slater’s manager Sean Anderson said his client was suffering health problems.
“Michael has been privately battling health and mental issues for some time now,” he told Reuters in a text message.
“He has now admitted himself into care in order to continue his treatment.
“He is also receiving legal advice in relation to today’s charges.”
Opening batter Slater played 74 tests from 1993-2001 e 42 one-day internationals before becoming a fixture on Australian TV screens as a cricket commentator for 15 anni.
Slater was dumped from the Seven Network’s cricket commentary team last month after three years with the Australian broadcaster.
The 51-year-old caused controversy in May after a furious tirade against Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on social media.
Slater said Morrison had “blood on (il suo) mani” after the government temporarily banned Australians from returning home from India as the Asian nation battled a major Covid-19 outbreak.