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Plymouth City Patriots have joined the British Basketball League, supplanting Plymouth Raiders.

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The Raiders, who had played in the BBL since 2004, pulled out of the 2021-22 season last month in view of issues with their home setting.

Yet, group support Carl Heslop has concurred a one-year arrangement to play at the Plymouth Pavilions field on a diminished lease.

Heslop had expected to proceed with the Raiders brand, however couldn’t get the exchange of proper rights.

“This is an intriguing time and a new beginning for ball in Plymouth,” said Heslop, who is currently seat of Plymouth City Patriots.

“The new marking mirrors the vital components of the club – pathway, local area, and the BBL group – which the entire fanbase and city can uphold.”

An assertion from the BBL said the new name and marking “draws on the enthusiasm of the fans in Plymouth just as accepting the degree and aspiration of the club”.

Further declarations with respect to instructing staff and players will continue at the appointed time.

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