CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 22: New Zealand Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum speaks during a press conference on December 22, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 34 year old will play a world-record 100th consecutive test for New Zealand when the Black Caps face Australia at the Basin Reserve on February 12, 2016. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum has been handed a one-game suspension for his side's slow over-rate against the Perth Scorchers on Monday night.

The Heat were found to be six minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs, and the entire XI has been fined $1,000 per player for the incident.

The fine will be reduced to $500 per player should the Heat accept the penalty with appealing the issue.

McCullum will now miss Brisbane's crucial clash against the Melbourne Stars next Tuesday at the MCG.

Brisbane have 14 days to appeal the decision, and they won't be penalised further should they unsuccessfully appeal the decision.