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Volume 6 No. 215
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Franchise Notes: Warwickshire Renames Twenty20 Birmingham Bears

Warwickshire has renamed its Twenty20 side Birmingham Bears "for next year's t20 Blast tournament." The club has "swapped county for city for the shortest form of the game" as CEO Colin Povey believes "it will give them a greater affinity with the local community" (PA, 11/26). ... The majority owners of Central Java’s cash-strapped Persijap club said on Monday that "they would sell their stake in the Jepara-based team just over a week before the All Indonesia Football Association’s scheduled audit of league participants" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 11/26).