Hampshire’s one-day county cricket team is pleased to reveal its new logo in time for its first home Clydesdale Bank 40 league fixture against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws. The team, whose name has changed from the Hawks to the Royals, has also changed the logo and kit to reflect its new links with the Royals 2020 franchise.
The logo maintains many of the original features of the Hampshire Cricket badge, including the rose and crown and the blue and gold colouration.
Chairman at The Rose Bowl, Rod Bransgrove says; “We are delighted with the re-brand. It was important for us to look after our heritage and maintain many of the traditional features our fans associate with their team, while looking ahead to this exciting new era.
“The new logo is emblematic of both Hampshire Cricket’s history and its future and we look forward to unveiling it at our opening home match against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws on Sunday 2nd May.”
Hampshire is now part of a global franchise alongside the Indian Premier League team, the Rajasthan Royals as well as the South Africa’s Cape Cobras, Trinidad and Tobago and other teams to be confirmed shortly.
The Rose Bowl Commercial Director, Stuart Robertson says; “The partnership is about the sharing of intelligence and best practice. That might be commercial best practice or, equally, playing best practice. That might well include Academy development so our young players will go abroad to the academies of the sister franchise teams and we will reciprocate.
“Then going forward there is every possibility that we’ll see our overseas players coming from other Royals teams. If you look at some of the players involved already in Rajasthan Royals I think we’d be happy to have a number of those guys around.”
Hampshire Royals play their first match at The Rose Bowl against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws on Sunday 2nd May.