Rovers United Bruck Cricket Club has launched a GoFundMe page to get its star import back to Zimbabwe - 76 days after his last game.
Tafadzwa Tsiga, who boasts a first-class century in his 16 games, has been stuck in Wangaratta due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We had booked a return flight when 'Taz' first came out here at the start of the season, but the flight we had at the end of March was cancelled," club president Peter Whitten said.
"We could have got him to South Africa, but not to Zimbabwe.
"We've been in constant contact with our travel agent and one flight was to Paris and then I think Ethiopia but that was around $5000, plus we had the worry of him potentially being stuck in a country if borders were closed down.
"As you know if you were stuck in a country and were on your own and didn't have any family or friends, it's a long way and a long time to be away from home."
The GoFundMe page has been dubbed 'Get Taz back to Zimbabwe' with Qatar Airways offering a one-off flight for Zimbabweans in Australia on June 9.
The club will contribute, but the cost is $3000, which is significant for any regional cricket club.
"I really appreciate what the club has done for me, they've done so much," the softly-spoken Tsiga said.
Adding to his frustration, the right-hander has had only a sporting visa, which hasn't allowed him to work.
"In the last 10 weeks I have just been sitting around, doing nothing, The only thing I can do is go for a run and come back," he said.
"I have enjoyed my stay in Australia, I can't complain about anything, it's just that COVID-19 is everywhere in the world and I'm sure in some places, it's harder than it is here in Australia."
The 25-year-old has been staying with a local family and despite the remarkable circumstances, he loves Australia.
"Definitely, I'd love to come back here," he said.
Wangaratta Magpies English all-rounder Ollie Andrew and Beechworth Wanderers star Irish batsman John Matchett were also caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic as airlines were forced to shut up shop.
Meanwhile, Zac Guilfoyle and Kayde Surrey took out the association's top two awards.
Surrey won the association's player of the year award with 570 points points with Guilfoyle finishing a close runners-up.
Guilfoyle took out the Wangaratta Chronicle Trophy as voted by the umpires.
He polled 13 to finish two clear of Rovers United Bruck skipper Jacob Schonafinger and Beechworth's John Matchett.