Cricket Victoria boss David Hussey has thrown the lure out in an attempt to draw former Australian fast-bowler Peter Siddle out of hiding in Tasmania, with talks suggesting a move back to Victoria is on the cards for the veteran paceman.
Following a move to the Tigers for the 2020/21 season, Siddle has remained a key stakeholder on their list, with appearances in both their long and shorter format setups in the green, gold and red.
Nearing the end of his playing days, the 38-year-old has been discussing the potential to hang up the boots in his renowned Bushrangers colours, with his interests aligning with Hussey's.
"I've been in contact with Cricket Tasmania just to give them a courtesy, to say if it's okay with you I wouldn't mind speaking to Peter Siddle about the prospect of coming back to Victoria," Hussey told RSN.
"Playing out his cricketing days as a Victorian, I believe he would be fantastic and he could actually help tutor and mentor some of our younger bowlers to hopefully playing international cricket.
"We're in its infancy of communication with Pete and his manager, but where there's smoke there's fire, I'm pretty keen to get get the deal done"
"I think Pete's quality person and someone that will buy into what we're trying to achieve here at Cricket Victoria... I think the biggest story about it all is for him to retire as a Victorian player."
The gesture of Hussey to consider the veteran's return will be warmly welcomed by the Victorian public, with Siddle a crowd favourite that has made the MCG his own over the years.