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The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has allowed the Red Steel franchise to omit Trinidad and Tobago from their team name.
This means that the CPL team will only be known as the Red Steel from now onwards.
The request to change the franchise’s name was made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Sport Anil Roberts.
Roberts stated that using the country’s name “infringes on the protocols surrounding the use of the name and the sovereignty of the nation”.
Speaking about the name change, CPL CEO Damien O’Donohoe said: “The CPL would like to take this opportunity to reiterate that the Red Steel team is not a franchise that is based in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a team selected from the fantastic talent pool across the country.
“The team is not restricted to play its home games in Trinidad and Tobago, and ultimately, any decision on where the team is based is dependent on the commitment and support that CPL has already enjoyed with other Governments and owners.”