COVID-19 is set to change Cricket Albury Wodonga's recruiting landscape.
With doubts overseas players will be eligible for the upcoming season, the competition might revert back in time to around 20 years ago when it was mainly local players.
"If they're (potential recruits) in the country, I would assume they'd still be allowed to play and be still classed as an international player," CAW chairman Michael Erdeljac said.
"If you were hoping to bring one out at this point that would be very interesting because I don't think you'd be able to get them in (the country) under the (COVID) guidelines that are there."
Half of last year's 10 clubs had an overseas import, including Tallangatta, which has traditionally recruited overseas.
"Being a town of around 1000 with an average age of 50, you have to be fairly proactive with recruiting, there's not a heap of 18-year-olds rolling up at your door every 12 months," Tallangatta coach Matt Armstrong said.
Clubs will also have to look inside their respective State as current Border restrictions don't allow sportspeople to play interstate.
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"We'll be looking outside our region, other associations in Victoria, they will be high on our list of priorities, we're at least chatting with the best players and see if they're interested in something new," Armstrong said.
"We were looking at Melbourne, but COVID's put a halt to that."