Ballarat still looks set to host a two WBBL double-headers later this year despite a massive change to the fixture as the competition commits to starting in a disruptive COVID environment.
WBBL | 07 will begin as scheduled on October 14 but all eight teams will travel to Tasmania to play the first 20 matches of the season across two weeks in Hobart and Launceston.
No fixtures after the first fortnight of the season have been changed, including Ballarat's weekend festival in mid-November.
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Eastern Oval is scheduled to host four matches across Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14.
The Melbourne Renegades, who have adopted Ballarat as a home town, will play the Sydney Thunder on Saturday before a heated derby against the Melbourne Stars on Sunday.
Another match on Saturday between the Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers, and a Sunday meeting between the Sydney Thunder and the Scorchers complete the festival.
The Renegades have two Australian Twenty20 World Cup winners within in their ranks in captain Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham.
The Perth Scorchers, meanwhile, recently re-signed the world's top-ranked all-rounder and last season's Player of the Tournament, Sophie Devine.
Also in line to play in Ballarat are Australia and Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning and star Scorchers opener Beth Mooney, who was recently named Wisden's Leading Woman Cricketer in the World.
Cricket Australia has warned there may be further changes to the fixture dependent on public health advice and state border restrictions.