Glamorgan Dragons are to change their name to the Welsh Dragons for the two domestic one-day tournaments in 2012.
The county announced the change before the 2012 draw for the Clydesdale Bank 40 took place prior to the final of this summer’s competition at Lord’s on Saturday September 17.
“Every player knows that, in Glamorgan, he represents not just his county but also the whole of Wales,” said Mark Wallace, who takes over from Alviro Petersen as county captain next summer. “And we feel that honour and pride in everything we do.
“I am extremely proud to have been appointed the club’s 2012 captain and am very excited at the prospect of leading the Welsh Dragons.
“We want all talented Welsh cricketers to aspire to play for Glamorgan and, in the likes of James Harris, Will Owen and Gareth Rees, we already have a number of talented home-grown players making an impact in the team.”
Alan Hamer, Glamorgan’s chief executive, added: “2012 promises to be an exciting season and our decision to be called the Welsh Dragons in one-day cricket re-enforces the pride and passion displayed by both our players and supporters.”