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Yorkshire searching for new nickname
Yorkshire are looking for a new name in one-day cricket – and want their members and supporters to help them choose.
Yorkshire will no longer be followed by Carnegie in Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 cricket from 2013.
They have had an agreement with Leeds Metropolitan Carnegie University for the team name and the naming rights for Headingley since 2006. The naming rights for the ground are also up for tender.
The club plan to gather public responses for the team name and put the most popular to a vote, although it cannot be linked to a commercial venture as the ground can be.
Yorkshire Carnegie was acceptable under ECB rules because the University is not a commercial organisation.
“We thought it would be quite good to engage the public to find out what they like, develop a shortlist from that and adopt what they want,” said commercial director Andy Dawson.
“We’ve had quite a few mentioned already, whether it be the Yorkshire Thunder, Yorkshire Hawks – or even the Yorkshire Whippets!”
Supporters have taken to Twitter to suggest options, including Yorkshire Miners and the Yorkshire FlatCaps. Lancashire fans even suggested the Yorkshire Puddings!