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The newly-named Birmingham Bears can help bring the local communities together, says Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council:
Edgbaston is currently the home of the NatWest t20 Blast Finals Day for the next three summers, with the event scheduled to be staged on the Birmingham Bears home-turf in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Neil Rami, Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham added:
After the announcement that Warwickshire County Cricket Club's t20 side will be known as the Birmingham Bears for next years t20 Blast tournament, Chief Executive Colin Povey, says the club are looking to entice a wider audience:
He was also keen to stress though, that the club would not be losing its identity, going on to say that:
The newly-named Bears will open their campaign at home to Yorkshire Vikings on Friday 23 May 2014.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that its team in next season’s Natwest t20 Blast tournament will be known as the Birmingham Bears.
The name in previous years for the county’s one-day team has been the Warwickshire Bears.
The side with the new name will play seven t20 tournament matches at Edgbaston, five of which will be Friday evenings..
Their 2014 campaign will begin at home to Yorkshire Vikings on Friday May 23.
Edgbaston is also set to host the tournament finals day in August.