Brisbane Heat close on Flintoff move

Source:Agencies-Global Times Published: 2014-10-14 23:33:01

Ex-England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is close to joining Brisbane Heat for the 2014-15 Big Bash League, the Australian club's coach revealed in a British newspaper interview published Tuesday.

Flintoff, 36, ended five years in retirement earlier this year when he returned to former club Lancashire for England's T20 Blast tournament.

After initial struggles with injury, he caught the eye on T20 finals day - notably dismissing former England teammate Ian Bell with his first ball - and it convinced Brisbane to move for his services.

While Flintoff's best days are clearly behind him, Brisbane coach Stuart Law, who was at Lancashire from 2002 to 2008, said that he would not be moving to Australia just to pick up a sizeable paycheck.

"I am sure Fred will do the right thing for this team," Law said.

"He is not after the cash. He wants to contribute to the team."

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