After speculation in the off-season that Stoinis would entertain offers from other Big Bash clubs, the re-signed star said it was a clear choice for him to remain with the Melbourne Stars.
“There’s a bit of unfinished business for our club and it’s been the right decision for me.
We have a unique group, we’re a good family and I love being in Melbourne – I’ve been there for a long time now,” said Stoinis.
“I’ve got so many good mates at the Stars and it’s a good time of year, everyone’s in the festive spirit, everyone’s around family. I’m just excited to get back.”
The Stars have made a number of high-profile changes to the squad in the off-season, with Marcus Stoinis the first official re-signing to be announced this year.
Melbourne Stars List Manager, Trent Woodhill, said the Club was thrilled to secure Stoinis for another four years.
“We used this off-season as an opportunity to examine the entire list, and how we can rebound back into finals contention this year, and Marcus has always been a part of that plan – he’s a genuine white ball superstar,” Woodhill said.
“The great thing about Stoinis is his versatility in the team as an all-rounder. We saw last season, he can do everything from open the batting to providing stability and power further down the order, plus he’s able to make a real impact with the ball.”
Stoinis is excited to get back to work with the Stars, suggesting success might be just around the corner.
“Even though last year was disappointing, there’s still so much you learn from going through that as a team. We’re a young group, we’re a close group, we’re all different in our own right but I think we’re really close to something special,” said Stoinis
Melbourne Stars memberships launch today at gostars.com.au while tickets for the BBL|08 season go on sale Thursday 4 October.