Cricket Albury Wodonga officials will meet with Wodonga Council on Wednesday as hopes are raised the sport will be able to start in Victoria next month.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews handed down the 'third step' of the COVID-19 roadmap for all regional areas on Tuesday morning, which will take effect from 11.59pm Wednesday.
Outdoor contact and non-contact sport for under-18s and outdoor non-contact sport only for adults were among the raft of changes to ease restrictions.
"The way we're reading step three is the Victorians will be able to train and play (only in Victoria) as we complete the protocols that have to be implemented," CAW chairman Michael Erdeljac said.
Like all sport, CAW will still need confirmation from governments and, in this case, cricket's governing bodies.
To highlight how quickly issues can change, The Border Mail contacted Erdeljac around 10am Tuesday, prior to the Victorian announcement.
At that stage, the NSW-based teams in provincial first and second grade would start, as scheduled, on October 10.
Hume League, which is purely a NSW-based competitions, would start its first and second grade competition on October 17, with officials hoping the NSW-based C grade teams and juniors would also start that day.
However, Victorians were facing the prospect of not starting on time.
Erdeljac was asked if the association had considered only starting the relevant competitions once Victorian sides were allowed to play.
"If it was going to be a week or two, you would look at it," he said.
NSW clubs have been allowed to train, while Victorians haven't.
"When the Victorians are allowed to play, they will start in a Victorian bubble, where they only play each other for a minimum of three weeks," Erdeljac said.
CAW provincial first grade is made up of 11 clubs, with four based in Victoria.
"Worst-case scenario, you would have a four-team provincial comp in Victoria and seven-team provincial comp in NSW until Christmas and hopefully they would then merge, but the board will always do what is best for everybody," he said.
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"All I know with COVID, it keeps changing. You get information on a Tuesday and it's outdated by Friday."
Tuesday's situation had changed within an hour.