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Heat skipper McCullum cops one-match ban

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/01/2017

Brisbane Heat skipper Brendon McCullum has copped a one-match suspension for his team's slow over rate and is set to miss next week's key Big Bash League game against the Melbourne Stars.

Former New Zealand captain McCullum was banned on Thursday for a second breach of the playing conditions this season, while each member of the Heat team was fined $1000.

It came after the Heat were six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs during Wednesday night's Gabba loss to Perth Scorchers, which allowed the Scorchers to supplant them atop the BBL ladder.

The Heat can appeal big-hitting batsman McCullum's suspension which would put him out of Tuesday's clash with the fourth-placed Melbourne Stars at the MCG.

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