Cricket Australia is on the cusp of securing a six-year deal with the ACT government to turn Manuka Oval into a mainstay on the international and domestic cricket schedule.
Manuka Oval is in line to host two of the Sydney Thunder's Big Bash League games with the fixture set to be published on Thursday.
The fixture reveal could coincide with the announcement of a bumper deal to host more high-profile cricket games in Canberra.
The capital is already set to welcome the Australian men's and women's teams in Twenty20 matches this season in a summer capped off by the women's Twenty20 World Cup.
The return of the BBL is a major inclusion on the fixture as Cricket ACT chief executive James Allsopp sets his sights on backing up Canberra's biggest summer of cricket.
"We're still working with the government to lock in a long-term proposal, we are at the pointy end," Allsopp said.
"I'm really confident we're very close to securing a long-term BBL, WBBL and international cricket arrangement with the ACT government.
"We've put a proposal together for a six-year deal, and I think everyone is on the same page.
"We don't want to draw out domestic and international fixture negotiations in Canberra year after year.
"If we can lock in something long-term, the government is supportive of that, as are Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW and Cricket ACT.
"We're hopeful to be able to announce a six-year proposal very shortly."
Canberra's summer of cricket will open with the annual Prime Minister's XI showdown against Sri Lanka in what is likely to be a Twenty20 clash under lights on October 24.
Australia's men's side will then descend on the capital when they host Pakistan in a landmark Twenty20 international on November 5.
Following that will be a WBBL game in November, likely two BBL games - one before and one after Christmas, WNCL fixtures, and a series of Twenty20 matches between Australia, India and England's women's sides.
The summer will come to a close with five Twenty20 World Cup games from February 26-28 with Australia's title defence to swing by the capital.
"Throw in a World Cup and international games, we will actually have more days of international and domestic cricket than we had last summer, which we thought was our biggest summer on record," Allsopp said.
"It looks likely there is going to be additional WNCL games as well, so there's going to be plenty of cricket.
"A lot of opportunities to see the best players from all around the country, male and female, in Canberra this year."
The domestic schedule encompassing the Sheffield Shield and domestic one-day competitions is due next week.
CANBERRA'S SUMMER OF CRICKET
Thursday, October 24: Tour match - Prime Minister's XI v Sri Lanka. Date and time to be confirmed.
Tuesday, November 5: Men's Twenty20 international - Australia v Pakistan, 7.10pm.
Friday, January 31:Women's Twenty20 international - India v England, 2.10pm.
Saturday, February 1:Women's Twenty20 international - Australia v England, 2.10pm.
Sunday, February 2:Women's Twenty20 international - Australia v India, 2.10pm.
Women's Twenty20 World Cup
Wednesday, February 26: England v Qualifier, afternoon
Wednesday, February 26: West Indies v Pakistan, night
Thursday, February 27: Australia v Qualifier, night
Friday, February 28: South Africa v Qualifier, afternoon
Friday, February 28: England v Pakistan, night
*Still to come: BBL, WBBL, WNCL