WARRNAMBOOL and District Cricket Association clubs are backing a decision to start the 2020-21 season on October 31.
Association chairperson Gordon McLeod said clubs were advised of three potential options for division one - October 3, October 31 and November 21 - at its annual general meeting on Monday night.
October 31, which was also the board's preferred option, was endorsed for divisions one and two.
Cricket is free to resume under step three of the state government's regional roadmap to re-opening which will be implemented from midnight Wednesday.
"All clubs had the opportunity to voice their opinions and give us an indicator on what their preference was," McLeod said.
"All present indicated October 31 was their preference. We'll adopt that at the next board meeting.
"We wanted to make sure everyone has good preparation and it's timely because we wanted to make sure grounds were ready as well."
McLeod said division one would start with nine one-day matches before twenty20, on either side of Christmas.
Some twenty20 matches will be played on Thursday nights in place of training.
Plans are in place for four two-day matches starting in January but there is "flexibility in the fixture".
"We're starting the turf season on November 21 and before then clubs can use turf wickets if they're available for home games but hard wickets will be primarily used," he said.
McLeod said junior cricket - both boys' and girls' competitions - were expected to start at a similar time-frame to senior grades.
"Fixtures have all been drafted, it's just a matter of fine-tuning them now," he said.
McLeod was appointed chairperson for a fifth season with Alicia Drew (women's cricket), Jeshua Ross (future planning) and Ben Powell (juniors) joining the board.
Jodie Keane was thanked for her contribution after not re-nominating.