Bellerive Oval could be vacated, and its infrastructure sold off by Cricket Tasmania, under a bold proposal by the sporting body to relocate to a brand new home.

The ABC understands Cricket Tasmania will pitch to both major political parties, as well as all individual candidates running for parliament in the current election, about an increase in funding for cricket — and seek a commitment to help the organisation build a new home for the sport, most likely on Hobart’s eastern shore.

The governing body for cricket in Tasmania has been on the hunt for a suitable parcel of land where it would construct a new high-performance centre, which would likely include a new administration base and indoor centre, as well as dual ovals.

Cricket Tasmania chief executive officer Dominic Baker said all cricket would need to be played at Bellerive Oval – and not the proposed Macquarie Point stadium – until the new facility is built.

“We will not be putting product into a new stadium. We can’t afford to,” he said.