Athletics Australia is trying to make a deal with the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt to feature in the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition and Australia track and field meets in Perth on March 16 and the Victorian capital on April 6.
The committee is working with Eddie McGuire, President of Big Bash League outfit Melbourne Stars to make it happen, and is offering Bolt $300,000 appearance fee for the track meet.
While Bolt was vacationing in Melbourne earlier this month, McGuire met the sprinter's agent Ricky Simms to strike a deal.
Organizers believe Bolt would be an asset in participating in the meet as this would guarantee packed stadiums for the two meets
Bolt is also flirting with the idea of adding long jump to his track resume as early as next year, but he is having concern that his preparation for the event could make him more susceptible to knee injuries.
Others on Athletics Australia's hit list include South African blade runner Oscar Pistorius, former Olympic long jump champion Dwight Phillips and South African Godfrey Mokena.