Bellerive Oval hosting the same one-day international that was cancelled at the end of last season was not the only gripe Cricket Tasmania have felt after the Australian fixtures for the summer were released on Thursday night.
The final one-dayer of the New Zealand series that was squeezed late in March and was scrapped in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will only return on the final day of January and second last date of the season in the state's only international.
But it was really not being considered for the Test space that has evoked an outburst from Cricket Tasmania chief executive Dominic Baker.
"I don't know about the words ripped off, but certainly one of our objectives is to get more international cricket to Bellerive Oval, and particularly Test cricket," Baker told ABC Grandstand on Saturday, "so it would be fair to say that we are disappointed not have been considered for the Afghanistan Test match."
Baker expressly wrote to Cricket Australia to demonstrate the reasons why the inaugural Test match should be awarded to Hobart.
But the appeal fell on deaf ears, leaving the historic occasion to be played in Perth.
WACA officials were left fuming over missing out on one of the four Indian Tests.
"It's quite ironic isn't it the people of Western Australia are jumping up and down about the Test match that we are craving for," Baker added.
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Cricket Tasmania's case was that Tests against lesser nations should be played at "boutique" venues that also would include Canberra.
In a further irony, the one-off Afghanistan Test could be moved from Optus Stadium to the WACA ground, whose capacity mirrors the 20,000 of Bellerive, to suit television.
"That's why it probably sticks in our throat a little bit that a Test like Afghanistan is not going to us," he said.
Baker wants to push for six Tests each summer rather than five to ensure Tasmania is not overlooked again.
Next season will be the fourth successive time the state was snubbed for Tests.
Baker believes that Test cricket post-coronavirus will be to Tasmania's advantage.
"When I came into this job I said what is going to push Cricket Australia is that we are a boutique venue. We can be operated at much different costs than some of the bigger venues," he said.
"Crowd numbers should not play a part when your operational costs are under control.
"It is our objective Bellerive Oval be recognised the best boutique Test cricket ground.
"We are going to keep on pushing that barrow."