ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Marcus Stoinis of the Bushrangers bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Western Australia at Traeger Park on March 11, 2017 in Alice Springs, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australian international Marcus Stoinis is set to return home to Western Australia next season.

It is believed the 27-year-old’s decision is based on family reasons, according to FoxSports.

The news comes as Stoinis was called up to the Australian squad on their current tour of India meaning he won’t play another game for the ‘Big V’ again.

While the move isn’t set in stone due to MOU negotiations, it does look near certain to happen.

Elsewhere, Tim Paine could be on the outer of Tasmanian cricket following the news he has been offered a job at Kookaburra in Melbourne. Even if the former Australian moves north, it is unlikely Victoria will offer Paine a contract with their eyes set on out-of-favour South Australian gloveman Tim Ludeman.

This comes following the news Matthew Wade is looking to move back to Tasmania for family reasons.