Melbourne Stars clinch Joe Burns signature as memberships go on sale

In a major coup for the Stars, the 31-year-old right hand batsman has been lured to Team Green after nine seasons with the Brisbane Heat, signing with the Stars until the end of the 2023-24 season.

Internationally capped Burns has an impressive BBL record, scoring 1192 runs with a strike rate of 123.52 in his 59 BBL matches.

Burns said he was thrilled to commit his future to the Melbourne Stars.

β€œIt was obviously a difficult decision leaving the Heat after being there for so long, however I am ready for a new challenge at the Stars,” Burns said.

β€œThe Melbourne Stars have been a very strong team over the years and I’m excited to join the team and I can’t wait to get stuck into training with my new teammates.”

Melbourne Stars BBL Head Coach David Hussey welcomed the news.

β€œWe are excited to welcome Joe to our squad for the next three seasons, especially given the experience and batting depth he adds to the squad,” Hussey said.

β€œWe are building a strong group with a lot of star power so hopefully we can play in front of our home fans and make it a special summer.”

With KFC BBL|11 set to be one of the biggest instalments yet, Melbourne Stars today officially launched their membership campaign for the 2021/22 season.

Melbourne Stars Interim General Manager Blair Crouch said he was excited to welcome fans back to games this summer.

β€œI’d like to welcome Joe Burns to the Stars and I know our members and fans will be looking forward to seeing him in action this summer. This season presents us with a great opportunity to welcome the Stars faithful back to the MCG and CitiPower Centre to watch our team put on a fantastic performance,” Crouch said.

Stars fans will have access to some of the most exciting cricket this summer, with adult full memberships – which includes access to all Stars WBBL and BBL matches across Victoria – available from just $140.

There are options for everyone, with adult memberships from $25.

Purchasing a Melbourne Stars membership is the best way to gain access to the CitiPower Centre match against the Perth Scorchers on 2 January.

Members will also receive exclusive behind the scenes content, discounts on merchandise and priority ticketing access for the BBL|11 finals.

For more information on Melbourne Stars memberships for the 2021/22 season, click here.

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