The start of the upcoming junior cricket season is likely to be delayed to ensure there are no clashes with other sports.
With the winter football codes expected to run into October, the move will allow youngsters to play out their finals without having to miss any time on the cricket field.
"We need the kids playing cricket," Cricket Illawarra administrator Glenn Bridge said. "We're going to give the juniors a small gap between the winter codes finishing and junior cricket starting.
"We may play an extra game or two in the January school holidays or we can go back a week or two in March."
Junior representative programs are also currently on hold, however it is hoped they will be up and running in August.
"Those programs can still happen," Bridge said. "We just have to be wary of where we do it so we're not clashing with winter sports.
"We'll wait for National Cabinet advice before we finalise our plans."
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