Australian cricket star Ellyse Perry given one-game WBBL suspension for slow over rates
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Australian superstar Ellyse Perry has been hit with a one-match WBBL ban for slow over rates following the Sydney Sixers' loss in the competition decider.
The Sixers' captain will miss the first game of the next WBBL season after receiving a third strike from officials for slow over rates.
The Sydney franchise was deemed to be one over behind the expected rate in its loss to the Adelaide Strikers last month.
In addition to Perry's ban, each Sixers player has been fined $250.
Nicole Bolton is farewelling cricket after 16 years at the top, but the former Australian opener says she worries about the increasing demands on female players.
Perry and Sixers hierarchy have opted not to challenge the penalties.
The Sixers suffered a 10-run defeat in the decider at North Sydney Oval after finishing the regular season on top of the ladder.
The Strikers secured their maiden WBBL victory after bowling the Sixers out for 137, with Perry removed by Darcie Brown for 33.
The star allrounder is currently in India as the Australia team prepares for a five-game T20 series starting in Mumbai on Friday.
Her suspension does not affect her availability for the national team, as it only applies to the WBBL.
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