English county side Surrey are keen on signing up banned Aussies Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
The three in-turmoil Australians are currently serving bans for the ball-tampering scandal which engulfed Australian cricket last month.
Smith and Warner are out of international cricket for 12 months, while Bancroft is serving a nine month suspension.
This has opened the door for Surrey coach Michael Di Venuto, who has expressed interest in signing one of the cricketers if allowed by the English cricket administration.
"From an Australian perspective, it is probably important that they play a bit of cricket at some stage," Di Venuto told cricket.com.au
"I don't know if they are allowed to play in this competition. I know what it states in their sanctions that they can't play domestic cricket in Australia."
Di Venuto was the Australian batting coach until 2016 and has close relationships with some of the cricketers.
"So, if they are in the right mental state to play cricket and the ECB will have to allow it to start with, then we'd be mad not to look at some of the world's best players potentially playing."