Heat penalised for slow over rate
The Brisbane Heat Big Bash League side have been fined $1,000 per player in the playing XI as a result of a slow over rate in their match against the Perth Scorchers at the Gabba on 11 January 2017.
This fine will be reduced to $500 per player, should the Brisbane Heat accept the penalty without appeal.
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.
In accordance with the Big Bash League Playing Conditions, the Heat players each received a fine and Captain Brendon McCullum also received one strike.
As this is McCullum’s second strike for the season, under the BBL playing conditions, he will face a suspension for the next BBL match he is available for selection in.
The Brisbane Heat have 14 days from the match to advise if they are exercising their right to appeal, and until a successful appeal, the penalty stands.
News Source: Cricket Australia