Brendon McCullum Suspended

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Brendon McCullum Suspended

Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum has been suspended for 1 gameĀ as a result of a slow over rate in their loss to the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba.

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.

The Heat were previously fined when they exceeded their 90-minute limit against Hobart at the Gabba on December 30 by five-and-a-half minutes.

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.

The loss of big-hitter McCullum for their clash against the Melbourne Stars on January 17 would take on even more meaning after the absence of Chris Lynn was felt in Wednesday's loss to the Scorchers.

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.

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