The state cricket community will have to wait until next week before getting any direction from Cricket Victoria on a return to competition as part of the COVID-19 roadmap.
Cricket Victoria chief executive officer Nick Cummins said conversations with the State Government regarding where cricket stood in the easing of restrictions were ongoing.
He said it looked like he would be able to provide a clearer picture early next week.
The roadmap indicates community sport will get the green light to resume competition for fully vaccinated players from November 5.
Ballarat Cricket Association has confirmation of a start to its season on hold pending CV advice.
Ballarat Cricket Association has put arrangements for the start of its season on hold in the wake of the release of the Victorian Government's COVID-19 roadmap.
The BCA had planned to begin some competitions on Saturday, October 9.
However, the roadmap does not allow outdoor community sport competitions to resume in the state - metropolitan or regional - until at least Friday, November 5, when it is forecast 80 per cent of the population 16 years and older will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
BCA operations officer Jenna Fowlie said the board was waiting for a direction from Cricket Victoria before making any decisions about starting dates.
"It's a waiting game. We've put everything on pause for the moment," she said.
Fowlie said once they had a roadmap response from Cricket Victoria they would be able to firm up plans around fixtures.
CV is expecting to provide further clarification before the end of the week.
"We are working with the State Government to gain the specific details of the easing of restrictions as it relates to outdoor and indoor community cricket for both metro and regional across the milestones," CV chief executive officer Nick Cummins said.
Clubs located in the City of Ballarat are unable to train at the moment with the municipality in lockdown with metropolitan Melbourne.
However, those outside the city boundary and under regional restrictions are permitted to train.
Napoleons-Sebastopol and Darley are the only two clubs in the BCA firsts competition based outside the City of Ballarat.
The BCA announced late last week that they would be launching firsts, seconds, thirds and fourths on Saturday, October 9 and fifths a week later.
Juniors were locked in to hit off on Friday, October 15.
Meanwhile, the Ballarat Highlands Bowls Region will also have to revisit its Saturday and Tuesday pennant fixtures as a result of the roadmap timeline.
The new-look Ballarat District Playing Area - formerly known as Ballarat District Bowls Division - is also facing a one-month delay.
It had announced an October 2 start for Saturday pennant and October 12 for Tuesday pennant.
Bowls Victoria is yet to make any announcements relating to the return to play.
The roadmap also states that participants will be required to be double vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sports will also have to meet player and crowd caps, and density restrictions.