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Brendon McCullum suspended for slow over rate in Brisbane Heat's BBL loss to Perth Scorchers at Gabba

January 12, 2017 13:52:35
The Brisbane Heat have lost captain Brendon McCullum to a one-match suspension because of a slow over rate in Wednesday night's Big Bash League (BBL) defeat to Perth Scorchers at the Gabba.The Heat took 96 minutes to complete their bowling innings against the Scorchers in the 27-run loss, six minutes outside the 90-minute limit imposed by the tournament's directors.It was McCullum's second strike for a slow over rate, earning the former New Zealand captain a one-match ban, while the team was fined $1,000 per player from the XI who played the Scorchers.The fine, however, was reduced to $500 per player because the Heat chose not to appeal the sanction.McCullum will miss the Heat's clash with the Melbourne Stars on Tuesday at the MCG."It is disappointing for them [supporters] that they will miss seeing one of the game's best in action in Melbourne next week," Queensland Cricket chief executive Max Walters said in a statement."It is a shame but we accept those are the competition rules we are playing under and reminds us that we can continue to improve in all facets of the game.""We're confident the team will give a good account of itself against the Stars and continue to play bright, attacking T20 cricket."We're sure Brendon and the team will rebound from this setback and finish the competition strongly."Joe Burns will act as Heat captain while McCullum serves his suspension. twenty20, cricket, sport, brisbane-4000
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