With the state's footballers usually several months into their season by now, Cricket North is still aiming to play a full cricket season come time to do so.
Last year's A-grade Cricket North competition began on the first weekend of October and was set to finish up at the end of March before coronavirus put an end to its plans but administrator David Fry is hopeful his sport won't be too affected.
"Cricket North is hopeful of running a full Greater Northern Cup and a full cricket season this year," he said.
"That will be largely depended on grounds being available and where there are some grounds that are shared with winter codes, there may be some shortage of availability for those grounds.
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"So as a result, we will be looking to use the cricket-exclusive grounds to get our season going on time but all of that is going to be subject to negotiation with clubs and other sports."
The A-grade competition currently features one cricket-exclusive playing surface in Riverside's Windsor Park, with second and third-grade side George Town's ground also only used for the summer sport.
The remainder of the competition's sides share their surface with either football or soccer although the playing wicket on South Launceston's home base of NTCA 2 ground remains untouched.
Under the state government's rebuilding Tasmania plan, several eager players have been able to remain hitting balls in pairs, but Fry said restarting team-based training could be a lengthy process with clubs usually starting pre-season sessions in the coming months.
"We have all the information from the state government as to what restrictions are in place and when those will be lifted or at least changed a little.
"We are also waiting on the Launceston City Council to advise us that we are authorised to allow people to come back to training in small groups.
"So at this point, we don't have any information as to when cricket is likely to start for this season ... it's a little bit up in the air but we will certainly let everybody know when we have something a little bit firmer."
With the International Cricket Council recommending saliva-based shining of the ball come to an end in favour of sweat or a wax applicator, Fry said the league has not received any information in regards to on-field changes as yet.
"Whether Cricket Australia might impose some rules or not, it's going to be fairly difficult for players to stop doing what they've always done but if we have to impose that, I guess we will be complying when the time comes."
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