Ballarat Cricket Association president Rob Florence says his competition is open to discussions with football administrators about a reshuffling of the 2020-21 season.
His comments come after speculation around the potential need for local football/netball leagues to press further into the year due to the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis.
Football and netball competitions usually conclude during September before cricket fires up at the start of October.
Florence said he would be happy to engage with leagues during these tough times.
"There's always potential for talk. We haven't as a board considered it at all at the moment," Florence told The Courier.
"We're pretty hamstrung in terms of the numbers of weeks we can get in between October 1 and March 31, which is obviously the traditional cricket season.
"Obviously we'd need to talk. We are sort of all in this big thing together.
"There's some opportunities from the football point of view that there's three or four good grounds that would be available that don't impact on cricket."
Florence said it was also worth noting that many of the BCA's lower grades didn't play some of the early weeks of the season.
"There's all different sorts of scenarios that could or could not work," he said.
Competitions such as the Ballarat and Central Highlands leagues have been put on hold until at least May 31 as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies and discussions are now taking place around how to structure a season if play is allowed to resume after that date.
Last week, Ballarat Football Netball League operations manager Shane Anwyl spoke about the need to engage in chats with the City of Ballarat and Ballarat Cricket Association.
"We've got that luxury in Ballarat where we've got three ovals that are our main senior ovals that don't have wickets so they should be available to us," Anwyl said.
"But this is going to be a broader conversation we need to have with the City of Ballarat, who are terrific supporters of both football and cricket, and also the BCA to talk about how we can work together to make sure that we can have some sort of competition that suits both sides."
The BCA's season was ruined due to COVID-19. The finals series, including the four-day first grade grand final between Darley and Golden Point, was eventually abandoned due to the pandemic.
In the end, the Lions were crowned as 2019-20 premiers - their first in the BCA - thanks to their place at the top of the ladder.