Nowra's Nic Maddinson and his Victorian cricket team are preparing to start its 2021-22 season with a series of matches against New South Wales.
The Victorians were originally scheduled to commence their domestic campaign at the CitiPower Centre in mid-September before a number of One-Day Cup and Sheffield Shield games were postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
However, plans are now starting to evolve - with the Victorians likely to face New South Wales, headlined by Ulladulla's Matthew Gilkes, in a string of matches when border restrictions allow, after discussions to try to quarantine interstate fell through.
That 'series' could potentially include some cricket at the MCG.
"Hopefully the border between New South Wales and Victoria opens up and we get that opportunity. Any cricket will be good cricket," Victorian coach Chris Rogers told RSN Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning.
"Naturally NSW is going to be pretty strong and hopefully we have a good side out as well.
"Personally I like the idea (of a series of matches against NSW), that's probably the way we don't have to quarantine, that's a massive advantage.
"The other thing that I love about that is, it's a bit like Test cricket, you find out over a course of a series who are the players that are problem-solving well.
"It'll give the players that kind of experience."
The fixture shuffle has forced the Victorians to change their training plans in recent weeks.
Rogers said the playing group had coped well with the changes, challenges and uncertainty.
"Naturally there's a little bit of challenge, but we're pretty aware of the situation and know this is happening (border and travel restrictions)," he said.
"I feel for the players, they desperately want to play. All the players are ready to go, we'll just wait and see what happens."
The Australian domestic season resumes on Thursday, with Queensland facing Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield game at Karen Rolton Oval, before South Australia takes on Queensland at Adelaide Oval and Western Australia plays Tasmania in other four-day matches.
There are also two one-day matches scheduled, with South Australia entertaining Queensland at Karen Rolton Oval on October 13, followed by Western Australia and Tasmania's day-might fixture at the WACA Ground two days later.