The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) today paid tribute to former Australian paceman Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from T20 cricket.
Lee retired from International cricket in 2012 but continued to play T20 cricket across multiple competitions, with the Sydney Sixers, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Otago and Wellington.
Depending on other BBL results, the Sixers are expected to go through to the semi-final stage of the competition, meaning Lee is likely to have at least one last match in magenta.
To this point, Lee has been a T20 force to be reckoned with, collecting 105 wickets at 30.27, with an economy rate of 7.22.
Still bowling at speeds that exceed 140kmph at 38 years of age, he currently sits sixth on the BBL04 wicket takers' tally with 9 wickets at 22.22 and an economy rate of 7.14 - the best of any Sydney Sixer.
ACA President Greg Dyer congratulated Lee on his career.
"His presence on the field will be sorely missed and it's great to hear that he still has a desire to contribute to Australian cricket following his retirement," he said.
ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson said:
"Brett Lee has been a fantastic contributor to both Australian and global cricket. His decision to continue playing hasn't just kept T20 exciting, but has provided the next generation of cricketers and fans with a great role model. The ACA wish him well in his retirement"