Cricket Tasmania chairman Andrew Gaggin says the sport's governing body will continue to fight for more international cricket in Tasmania, but admits getting Test matches in the short term will be a struggle.
The new ICC Test championship has dictated that five Tests be played this summer against Pakistan and New Zealand, with four scheduled for next summer when India visit, keeping Hobart's Blundstone Arena out in the short term.
The Tasmanian capital has traditionally been the sixth venue used when Australia hosts that many Tests that summer, but lost that spot to Canberra's Manuka Oval last summer.
Those factors, Gaggin said on a recent visit to the North-West, meant that the state's international cricket future would likely lie in other forms of the game.
"It is a real challenge for Test matches as they only play five under the ICC Test championships (this summer),'' he said.
"The next Test match (when there are six) will be in Hobart, but our future is certainly in limited overs cricket, including women's, but we do want more content, there's no doubt about that."