DESPITE strenuous efforts, the Bradford & District Evening League have been unable to replace Azeems and Ingrow, who pulled out at the end of last season.

League secretary Phil Poole Snr told the league’s pre-season meeting at East Bierley: “This means that we will have eight clubs in Division One and six in Division Two.

“In Division Two, teams will play each other at least twice but will play four teams three times in order to maintain a 14-game season.”

Raja’s, who are in Division One, will be using Bradford Park Avenue as their home ground and not Westwood Park.

Finals day was confirmed for Great Horton Park Chapel on August 26 (Bank Holiday Monday), but Poole Snr reminded the meeting that Ciroc are not eligible to play on that day due to past misdemeanours.

If Ciroc do finish first or second in Division One, their place will go the third-placed team in the division.