Brisbane Heat cut down 11-year association with Chris Lynn
Lynn collected just 215 runs in 12 games in the last season of BBL.
Updated - May 11, 2022 12:35 pm
In the latest turn of events, Brisbane Heat has come up with a big announcement of ending their 11-year association with Chris Lynn. The Big Bash League franchise also made it clear that no new deal is on the cards for the Brisbane cricketer for now owing to their terrible campaign last season. It is to be noted that Heat finished at seventh place in BBL 11 wherein even Lynn failed to perform on the individual front.
The 32-year-old had already relinquished the captaincy of the side ahead of the 2021-22 season with Jimmy Peirson taking over the duties. In his long tenure, Lynn has been the face of the franchise while captaining them 50 times and playing 102 games for the Heat in total. He also stands to be BBL’s leading run-getter with over 3000 runs but couldn’t replicate his form in the last season wherein he collected just 215 runs in 12 games.
“It’s not a decision that has come easily to the Heat by any means. Chris Lynn and his feats have made an indelible impression on the club, and his efforts over more than a decade can rightly be said to have had an enormously positive effect on cricket. The Heat wish him nothing but the best for the future as he transitions into another phase of his career and thank him wholeheartedly for his commitment to the game in Queensland,” CEO Terry Svenson said as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Chris Lynn will be missed by thousands: Ian Healy
Queensland Cricket’s Recruitment and Retention Committee Chair, Ian Healy added that Lynn would be missed big time but the big decision has been taken in order to build the legacy that Lynn leaves as a foundation player. He has the most number of sixes (180) in the tournament and keeping in mind his hitting abilities, Lynn is expected to bag buyers for the next season easily.
“Chris Lynn will be missed by thousands, however, the decision we have made as a club is about building on the legacy that he leaves as a foundation player, captain, and ambassador for the Heat. We thank Heat members, fans, corporate partners, and sponsors for their wholehearted support of ‘Lynny’ and for recognizing his great performances over the past 11 seasons. He holds a very special place in our history,” said Ian Healy.