With the Ballarat Cricket Association season likely to get underway next month, worry is beginning to creep in for Golden Point's captain.
Andrew Warrick is based in metropolitan Melbourne and is unable to travel outside the city's restricted zone. If lockdown restrictions aren't lifted in the coming weeks, Warrick might be forced to miss the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
"It probably concerns me if I'm honest," Warrick told The Courier.
Last week the BCA board proposed a start date of October 17 to commence the season. If clubs approve, Warrick will have a four-week window for Melbourne to open up.
"I'm hopeful something can be worked out," he said.
Golden Point isn't the only club in limbo.
Last week The Courier reported Darley senior coach Brian Wheelahan and key first grade player Rahmatullah Khwaja are in the same position. Wheelahan said he might have to consider withdrawing from the role if things don't change in the near future.
BCA president Rob Florence said while the board was aware, there wasn't a lot it could do.
"We do know that difficulty but it's something clubs might have to overcome," he said.
"There are players that live here who want to play in Melbourne and might not be able to as well."
One such player is Golden Point opener Josh Pegg. The teenager was set to try his hand at Melbourne premier cricket this season after a breakout year in the BCA last season.
However with a shadow still cast over metropolitan competitions, he will potentially begin the season as a Pointy.