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Yorkshire have announced they will be known as Yorkshire Carnegie in one-day cricket this season following extension of their existing partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University.

The deal, which lasts until the end of the 2012 season, builds on the strong relationship already in place between the club and the university.

Chief executive Stewart Regan said: “This is an exciting development for both Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Metropolitan University. They have proved to be an excellent partner of this club and we look forward to their support in developing Yorkshire Carnegie into the best one-day side in the country.

“We hope that the 52,000 students at the University plus the 250,000 plus students in the Leeds Met network along with the many thousands of former Carnegie students will all get behind their team when the season gets underway in April.

“It will be great for the players to play in front of bigger crowds and hopefully the additional support can spur us on to success in 2008 and beyond.”

Vice-chancellor of Leeds Met Professor Simon Lee added: “We are delighted to deepen our partnership with Yorkshire and to celebrate the one-day game in particular as Yorkshire Carnegie.”

Yorkshire will first play under the name of Carnegie against Roses rivals Lancashire in Abu Dhabi on March 21.

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