Bendigo cricket chief Wayne Walsh has no doubt a Premier Cricket team from the region would be competitive.
The Bendigo District Cricket Association president believes a combined team of central Victoria's best players would be talented enough to play in the state's elite league.
"We could hold our own, no worries about that," Walsh said.
"I wouldn't be smart and say we'd be in the top three or four, but I think we'd be middle of the road no worries at all in our first year."
Walsh supports the concept of a Bendigo-based side playing first XI cricket in Melbourne.
"It's the way you're going to look at promoting the game of cricket, you look at the benefits," he said.
"I think you'd find it would be amazing how many people would be behind it for a start. "
Gaining the full support of BDCA clubs and players would be the first obstacle.
"We'd need the players to be committed for three or four years to get it off the ground," Walsh said.
"You'd need to have sponsors on board to stay with you but also, more importantly, you'd need the Bendigo clubs to support it."
Attracting the right head coach and organising a training base would be other hurdles.
"A good senior coach would have contacts not just within the Bendigo area but within the whole region," Walsh said.
"Another challenge would be setting-up a training base, but that could be worked, I think, with the City of Greater Bendigo.
"Ideally it would be good to have a turf training base.
"The home ground would be the QEO, once again in conjunction with the City of Greater Bendigo and discussions about the availability of it, but being a spare ground now you'd think there wouldn't be a problem."
Walsh said the idea has been mooted before, but has never progressed past first base.
"I reckon they spoke about it at Premier (Cricket) years ago about the possibility - that's as far as it's gone," Walsh said.
"It's mind-boggling as to how do we start and what's involved.
"You'd need to do a feasibility study with the other clubs within the VCA (VIctorian Cricket Association) to see how they run.
"If you don't explore it, well, nothing ventured, nothing gained."