Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced earlier today that the ongoing Big Bash League would be his last stint in the tournament, as he looks to wrap up his playing career with an eye at transitioning into coaching. 


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"I will continue to play T20 cricket in 2019 in various competitions around the world and will then look to transition into a coaching career," McCullum said in a statement. "The prospect of being able to transfer the skills, experience and leadership I have Been enough to bank over my long T20 and also international career into coaching is very exciting."

The Kiwi batsman has been playing for the Brisbane Heat since 2011, with his appearances more regular since taking International retirement in 2016. He will now most likely play his final BBL game on the 8th of February against Melbourne Stars, with his team currently in 5th Place and doubtful to make the play-offs. 

37-year-old has played more than 330 games cumulatively for his country, along with several franchise tournaments and has now decided to call it quits with intentions of becoming a coach.