A hasty reschedule of the Cricket Illawarra draw is on the cards, with Figtree Oval likely out of action for the remainder of the month.
The development comes after Saturday's two-day clash between Wests and Dapto was abandoned before a ball was bowled due to concerns over the safety of the outfield.
Drainage works carried out over the winter have damaged the outfield, with a number of areas filled in with sand. Holes have started to appear where the sand was used.
A final decision on the ground's safety will be made by Wollongong Council on Tuesday morning, with the oval likely to be closed for the next four weeks.
With one two-day game and five Twenty20 fixtures scheduled at the ground throughout December, Cricket Illawarra will be forced to relocate a number of matches across a variety of grades.
The association remains confident the games can successfully be rescheduled.
The round nine match between Wests and Dapto is likely to be played as a one-day fixture on Saturday at a new location.
Wests captain Zach Churchill said it has been frustrating to watch the state of the field deteriorate throughout the opening two months of the season.
"With the drainage pipes put in but not the irrigation, we've had to fill all those holes with sand," Churchill said. "It's getting drier so we can't water it.
"The groundsman said there's nothing we can do until it rains due to the water restrictions. It's no one's fault, it's just how it is.
"Unfortunately I don't see a long-term solution."
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