HORSHAM Twenty20 organiser Tim Hopper confirmed that the highly popular competition would run for a third straight year.
While still in its early stages of planning, Hopper said he had put forward the idea of a midweek knockout competition, compared to last year's event which was mainly played on Sundays.
"We've been talking about the possibility of running the competition on Tuesday and Thursday nights," he said.
"We were thinking of running a straight knockout tournament with the best loser also going through."
The competition will once again have 10 teams, with players from the Wimmera and beyond taking part.
Hopper said there was still about another week of planning before he would start preparing fixtures.
He hoped the competition would kick off sometime next month, with the later start due to the busy schedule at Horsham City Oval. "We have been fortunate enough to have the Victorian Premier Cricket Bush Bash fixtures here in Horsham and we've also got the Victorian women's cricket coming up," Hopper said.
"Cricket is getting a lot of mileage so we're just trying to get an agenda together to fit the tournament in.
"We thought we would take a back-seat this year but the main thing is that cricket is alive and well in Horsham."
Hopper said he and fellow organisers were tossing up between an open draft and a club-based arrangement.
While a date hasn't been set in stone, the semi-finals and grand final will all be under lights at Horsham City Oval.
Agritech Rural Kings won last year's Horsham Twenty20 competition with a seven-wicket win over Gatorade Bolts.
Winning captain Steve Cameron, who blasted 57 in the final, is recovering from a knee reconstruction and is unlikely to play in this year's tournament.