Scott Morrison hits back at Aussie cricket great’s ‘absurd’ accusation via @newscomauHQ Michael Slater - Bugger off How dare you have Aussie cricketers in India when there is one of the biggest risks to them anywhere in the world. You should be sacked.
Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has taken aim at the prime minister claiming Mr Morrison has "blood on his hands" for abandoning Australians amid Indias escalating crisis. Mr Slater was in India commentating for the Indian Premier League before he was prevented from returning home to Australia. The Australian newspaper reports the former batsman jetted to the Maldives where he will wait until he can legally return home. Slater tweeted: “If our government cared for the safety of Aussies they would us to get home. Its a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM”. “How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect.” It follows concerns for Australian cricketers Pat Cummins and Ben Cutting who have been sent into isolation after two of their IPL teammates tested positive.
Scott Morrison has hit back at Michael Slater after the Australian cricket great unloaded on the Prime Minister following the Australian government’s decision to block citizens from returning home from India.
Having served as a commentator for the Indian Premier League, Slater escaped from India earlier this week as the country’s coronavirus situation worsened.
On Saturday, Morrison’s government introduced fines of up to $66,600 or five years in prison for anyone defying the travel ban preventing Australians returning home from India. The temporary measure is designed to allow for hotel quarantine upgrades in Australia before an influx of citizens fleeing COVID-ravaged India.
Two hours later, the 51-year-old posted: “And for those who think this is a money exercise. Well forget it. This is what I do for a living and I have not made a penny having left early. So please stop the abuse and think of the thousands dying in India each day. It’s called empathy. If only our government had some!”