Chris Lynn’s 11-year association with the Brisbane Heat comes to an end
Chris Lynn’s 11-year relationship with the Brisbane Heat has ended, the team confirmed on Wednesday (May 11). Heat have declared that they will not offer the 32-year-old a new contract following their seventh-place finish in BBL 11.
Lynn stepped down as captain of the team well in advance of the 2021-22 BBL season, with Jimmy Peirson taking over.
“It’s not a decision that has come easily to the Heat by any means,” CEO Terry Svenson said. “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 wishes 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.”
Lynn has been the franchise’s face for many years and has captained the team 50 times. He has appeared in 102 games for them and is the BBL’s best run-getter with almost 3000 runs. However, he only managed 215 runs in 12 games last season, and with the Heat also having a bad season, the decision to split was made.
Lynn also owns the competition record for the maximum number of sixes (180). Given his striking ability, the 32-year-old is anticipated to have no trouble finding a new club. There is currently a signing embargo in place, however, teams can still have non-binding negotiations with players.