Chris Lynn, the big-hitting Queensland batsman, has penned a five-year million-dollar deal with the BBL franchise, Brisbane Heat. Lynn’s contract is said to be the biggest pay deal ever signed in the tournament’s history.
Lynn, who sustained a left shoulder injury while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s IPL, underwent a surgery in July and was subsequently omitted from Queensland’s contract lift for the 2017-18 domestic season. Incidentally, his last one-day appearance for Queensland came four seasons ago and he featured in just one Sheffield Shield match last season.
“I’ve had some good reports from the surgeon and the Queensland Cricket medical staff and we’re working to the recovery plan. It is feeling okay now, although there is still a way to go,” he said.
“I’m honoured that the Heat have shown confidence in me for the coming seasons and given us the opportunity to achieve something special as a club in the future,” Lynn added.
Lynn also observed that it has been a memorable experience to play alongside Heat’s captain, Brendon McCullum, in the BBL. Under McCullum’s leadership, Heat reached the semifinal of the tournament last year.
“To be in the same side as a legend like Brendon McCullum and enjoy some success along the way made it even more memorable,” he said. “The fact we have locked-up Vettori and Bond and a good proportion of our squad for the next few years bodes well for the future,” he added.