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

11:36  12 january  2017
11:36  12 january  2017 Source:   ABC News

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Brisbane Heat lose captain Brendon McCullum to a one-match suspension because of a slow over rate in Wednesday' s Big Bash League loss to Perth Scorchers .

Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum has been suspended for his side' s crucial KFC Big Bash clash with the Melbourne Stars as a result of a slow over rate in their loss to the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba on Wednesday. The Heat were found to be six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs , after allowances, which equated to being one over short. As the offence is McCullum ' s second for a slow over rate in BBL |06, he will be suspended for the "next match he is available for selection in".

Brendon McCullum of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers. © Michael Dodge/Getty Images Brendon McCullum of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers.

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.

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Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum has been suspended for his side' s crucial KFC Big Bash clash with the Melbourne Stars as a result of a slow over rate in their loss to the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba on Wednesday. The Heat were found to be six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs , after allowances, which equated to being one over short. As the offence is McCullum ' s second for a slow over rate in BBL |06, he will be suspended for the "next match he is available for selection in".

The Scorchers have replaced the Heat at the top of the BBL standings following Wednesday' s victory and with only two games remaining for Brisbane before the finals, wins are vital. Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum (Getty). Perth quick Andrew Tye (4-22) claimed a hat-trick to wrap up the win, with only Alex Ross (39) keeping the Heat in the contest as they were all out for 129 in front of a new domestic-record crowd at the Gabba of 34,677. Without the tournament' s leading run-scorer Lynn due to Australian selection, the Heat fell to their to their worst powerplay score of the season

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.

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