Melbourne Stars on Wednesday announced extending the contract with the all rounder Marcus Stoinis for the next four years. The Australia all rounder will now continue his stay at the club from the upcoming season starting December 10.
Stoinis, the reigning BBL player of the season last year has been in a terrific form this year. He played a crucial role in Delhi Capitals’ impressive run in the IPL 2020.
His contract extension means he will now be a part of the club for a complete one decade, after signing with them in 2013/14 season.
Stoinis said he is looking forward to playing for the side in the following years as he extends his association with them until 2023-24 season.
“It was a pretty easy decision for me to extend my time with the Melbourne Stars. I am excited about what we can achieve in the future and I am grateful for the belief the club has shown in me. This team is an important part of my life each year,” Stoinis said in a statement.
“We are a really close group and we are lucky to have some of the best members and fans in the league. While this season will a bit different normal, I hope that we will get a chance to play in front of our fans on home turf at the MCG and make it a special summer,” he added.
Nick Cummins, general manager of the club said the deal with Stoinis was always a crucial part of the club’s signings.
“It will be no surprise to anyone that we wanted the BBL Player of the Season to extend his time with the Melbourne Stars by a further two years. Marcus is a proven match-winner who can take a game away from an opposition in a couple of overs. More than that, he is a very popular player with our members and fans and we look forward to continuing to share that success with him over the seasons ahead,” Cummins said.