Chris Tremain's return to NSW has all but been confirmed after the Yeoval product was a glaring commission from Victroria's list contracted players for the 2020/21 season.
There's been plenty of talk around Tremain's homecoming since the end of last summer and while Cricket NSW is yet to formally announce the deal, it is expected the quick will link up with the Blues on a multi-year deal.
Tremain made his first-class debut with the Blues in the 2012/13 but limited opportunities saw him make the move south.
It proved a masterstroke as the former Western Zone spearhead developed into one of the top fast bowlers in the domestic competition, earned a call-up to Australia's one-day international side and was part of numerous Test squads.
He won four Sheffield Shield titles and took more than 200 wickets in total for the Bushrangers. He claimed one 10-wicket haul and took five wickets in an innings six times.
His lost his position in the Vics' Sheffield Shield lineup late last season and returns to NSW with his young family in search of not only regular game time, but that elusive Baggy Green cap.
Despite him leaving the state, Cricket Victoria's general manager of cricket Shaun Graf had nothing but praise for Tremain.
"'[Chris] had a taste of first-class cricket in New South Wales but he really established himself as one of the leading fast bowlers in Shield cricket with us over the last few years," Graf told ESPNCricinfo.
"That form has seen him go very close to Australian Test selection on a number of occasions, hopefully he achieves that ambition one day.
"He has been a consistent performer and a good team person to have around our group during the several seasons he was with us."
Tremain was in NSW last season when playing for the Sydney Thunder in BBL09.