Cricket Tasmania says it remains committed to the Hobart Hurricanes having a presence in the North and the North-West Coast despite uncertainty over whether its WBBL side will be able to visit the regions this summer.
There are presently some question marks over the WBBL, with the competition potentially facing cuts as Cricket Australia looks to continue to save costs after being hit hard by COVID-19, while potential crowd and travel limitations could also potentially impact the WBBL.
The competition's immediate future was also brought up on social media on Monday night, when ABC Grandstand commentator Corbin Middlemas tweeted that "My understanding CA proposing a model for WBBL to be played in Melbourne and Sydney only. 10 games across 5 weekends".
A Cricket Tasmania spokesman on Tuesday said CT would not be commenting on a Cricket Australia competition's fixtures, but said it was committed to sticking to its "Tasmania's Team" mantra and was planning again to have a strong presence in the North and the North-West whether games were able to be played in those areas or not.
The WBBL side has visited Launceston throughout the women's competition history, following on from the Roar playing Twenty20 cricket in the city.
The majority of those games have been at UTAS Stadium, with four in 2015-16, one in 2016-17, two in 2017-18 and two in 2018-19.
It's only game in the city last summer, which was a loss to Sydney Sixers, was at Invermay Park when UTAS Stadium was unavailable.
Its BBL side has played five matches at UTAS Stadium over the past three editions of the competition.
The WBBL Hurricanes have also visited Burnie's West Park the past two summers, with Salliann Briggs' side winning one and losing two, with one washout, over two double-header weekends against the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder.
A crowd of around 2000 saw the matches in 2018-19, with just under 1500 on hand for the rain-impacted long weekend last summer.
The WBBL team spends plenty of time in the community before and after matches.