Birmingham Polar Bears. (Photo Source: Twitter)
The Birmingham Bears, the T20 side of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, will be renamed Birmingham Polar Bears for the 2023 T20 Blast in England. The side changed the name, intending to become the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK and a fully net zero venue by 2030, according to the side.
On Saturday, April 1, Birmingham Bears took to Twitter and tweeted they have been renamed as Birmingham Polar Bears. Notably, they even changed their official Twitter handle’s name to Birmingham Polar Bears.
“Birmingham Bears to be named Birmingham Polar Bears for 2023 campaign. The change aligns with our goal to be a fully net zero venue by 2030 and the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK,” the club tweeted.
See the tweet by Birmingham Polar Bears:
Our ambition is to be the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK: Stuart Cain
Birmingham Bears Chief Executive Stuart Cain stated that the team’s goal is to be the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK, with a positive and lasting impact on the lives of their employees, customers, communities, and the environment. He also stated that the club believes their new decision will be supported by their members and fans.
“Our ambition is to be the most sustainable cricket stadium in the UK, and we want to create a positive and lasting impact in the lives of our staff, customers, communities, and environment,” Cain said.
“We hope our Members and fans support this decision, which promotes a cause we feel strongly about. Youuu POLAR BEARSSSS!” he added.
England All-rounder Moeen Ali will captain the Birmingham Polar Bears in England’s upcoming T20 Blast. Notably, Moeen played for the side at the age of 19 and was re-signed. He is now ready to return to his old club with the goal of winning the trophy, something Birmingham have failed to do for the past nine years.