Launceston could be set for an additional Big Bash game as a result of the landmark Hobart Ashes Test in a move supported by council.
The Hobart Hurricanes fixture against the Melbourne Renegades is set to be shifted as a result of the day-night Test match.
The match was scheduled for Bellerive Oval on January 17 but the fixture now conflicts with the Ashes Test match in Hobart which is scheduled from January 14-18.
The fixture clash will see Cricket Tasmania work closely with Cricket Australia's Big Bash general manager Alistair Dobson to reschedule the fixture.
Cricket Tasmania chief executive Dominic Baker confirmed the two organisations were working on options but was hopeful the game would remain in the state.
"Only one game gets disrupted for the BBL so we're working on a solution for that at the moment, we'd love to keep that game in Tasmania if we can," he said.
Baker indicated that the minimal disruption to the BBL season may have counted in Tasmania's favour in awarding the hosting privileges.
"I think that also was a consideration because you're only really displacing one game of cricket here, other states were going to have other issues," he said.
The Sydney Cricket Ground and Melbourne Cricket Ground, who were under consideration to host, also have BBL commitments during the Hobart Test period.
The clash could create an opportunity for UTAS Stadium to host an extra Big Bash game given the stadium already hosts a Hurricanes game on January 10 against the Sydney Thunder.
The potential move has been backed by the City of Launceston council which pointed to its record of hosting major sporting events, especially this year.
UTAS Stadium played host to its first-ever AFL finals in a major moment for the state while it also held a glut of cricket action when the WBBL played 24 games in the state to start the season.
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Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said those achievements would hold the stadium in good stead for another Big Bash fixture if it eventuated.
"The City of Launceston would obviously welcome an additional Big Bash game at UTAS Stadium this season," he said.
"With all of the additional AFL games last year, our stadium and ground-staff have shown they are more than capable of accommodating almost as much sporting content as we can throw at them, all while maintaining the ground in pristine condition."
UTAS Stadium already hosted a Hurricanes fixture earlier this season when the Sydney Sixers beat the Hurricanes by 14 runs.
"Given there is already a game in Launceston on January 10 against the Sydney Thunder, keeping the ground in game mode for an extra week would not be a problem," van Zetten said.
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