NOWRA'S Nic Maddinson and his Victorian side will play their opening matches of the 2020-21 Sheffield Shield season in South Australia.
Cricket Australia confirmed on Thursday all states will relocate to South Australia from next month.
The Victorian players are currently serving an initial quarantine period at home in Melbourne before boarding a chartered flight to Adelaide on October 5.
The squad will then serve another 14-day quarantine period when they land.
All players and support staff are undergoing multiple COVID-19 tests both in Melbourne prior to departure and following their arrival in South Australia.
Throughout the quarantine period in South Australia, Victoria's players will stay at the Adelaide Oval hotel and will be able to train under strict public health guidelines at the venue.
Victoria will take a travelling squad of approximately 18 players to Adelaide and begin against New South Wales on October 22 at Adelaide Oval number two.
Victoria's original opening round fixture against New South Wales will take place at a future date to be confirmed in light of the required quarantine periods.
"It has been a unique pre-season but we have been fortunate to be able to maintain our training schedule and conditioning during the COVID-19 lockdown," Cricket Victoria's general manager - cricket Shaun Graf said.
"We've been working closely with Cricket Australia throughout this process to deliver a schedule outcome that is fair to Victoria given the quarantine periods involved for us.
"We'll take an extended squad of players with us to Adelaide to give us scope to make changes over these first few matches where or as we need to.
"Despite the challenges, I know all the players are keen to get out on the park and play some real cricket," Graf added.
From a squad perspective Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell and James Pattinson are all unavailable while representing their Indian Premier League teams in the UAE.
The remainder of the Sheffield Shield season, along with the Women's National Cricket League, Marsh One-Day Cup and under 19 female and male national championships will be played in 2021.
The Victorian travelling squad will be finalised closer to the departure date.
Victoria's Sheffield Shield fixtures
Round two (October 22-25): Victoria vs New South Wales, Adelaide Oval number two.
Round three (October 30-November 2): Victoria vs Tasmania, Park 25.
Round four (November 8-11): Queensland vs Victoria, Karen Rolton Oval.
Round one (TBA): New South Wales vs Victoria, TBC.
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