Euro T20 Slam

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Euro T20 Slam
Euro T20 Slam logo.png
Official logo of Euro T20 Slam
CountriesIreland, Netherlands and Scotland
FormatTwenty20
First edition2020
Tournament formatRound-robin and playoffs
Number of teams6
Websiteet20s.com

The Euro T20 Slam is a proposed Twenty20 (T20) cricket tournament planned to be held in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. The first edition of the tournament was scheduled to start in August 2019 with six teams competing.[1] Each team would feature nine local players and a maximum of seven overseas players.

On 14 August 2019, some two weeks before play was due to begin, the organisers confirmed that they were postponing the tournament.[2] The recently concluded Global T20 Canada, which was put on by the same team behind the Euro T20 Slam, had been beset with problems, with the players involved at one point refusing to travel to a game because of missing payments.[3]

Teams[edit]

The teams participating in the first season were:[4]

Euro T20 Slam is located in Western Europe
Dublin
Dublin
Belfast
Belfast
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Glasgow
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Location of Euro T20 Slam teams
Team Home ground Coach Captain
Netherlands Amsterdam Knights VRA Cricket Ground New Zealand Mark O'Donnell
Northern Ireland Belfast Titans Malahide Cricket Club Ground England Ian Pont
Republic of Ireland Dublin Chiefs Malahide Cricket Club Ground New Zealand Daniel Vettori
Scotland Edinburgh Rocks The Grange Club England Mark Ramprakash
Scotland Glasgow Giants The Grange Club South Africa Lance Klusener
Netherlands Rotterdam Rhinos VRA Cricket Ground South Africa Herschelle Gibbs

Postponed 2019 tournament[edit]

The 2019 Euro T20 Slam was scheduled to be the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam,[5] a Twenty20 cricket tournament, co-hosted by Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB).[6][7] It was scheduled to start on 30 August and conclude on 22 September 2019.[8] The tournament was to have six city-based franchise teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.[9][10] Thirty-three matches were scheduled to be played.[11] In April 2019, six cities were awarded a franchise: Belfast and Dublin in Ireland, Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, and Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.[12] The team names and schedule were released on 30 April 2019.[13]

Shahid Afridi, Martin Guptill, Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan and Shane Watson were announced as the six icon players.[14] Babar Azam, JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir were announced as the six marquee players.[15][16][17][18] Ahead of the tournament, former international cricketer Anil Kumble praised the competition, saying that he's "hopeful that this league will provide an opportunity for more players to showcase their talent and get noticed".[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New League featuring Irish, Scottish and Dutch teams to be called Euro T20 Slam". 20 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ Euro T20 Slam postponed to 2020 Wisden Cricketer, retrieved 14 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  4. ^ "TEAMS". Euro T20 Slam. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "'Euro T20 Slam' – Name of the new European T20 league confirmed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands to host new T20 franchise tournament in 2019". The Cricketer. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  7. ^ "New European T20 League announced starting August 2019". Cricket Ireland. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Scottish, Irish & Dutch teams feature in new European T20 league". The Cricketer. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands set to launch Euro T20 League". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "New European T20 League Announced Starting August 2019". Cricket Scotland. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands announce combined T20 league". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Euro T20 Slam finalises the six participating cities". Inside Sport. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Amsterdam Kings and Glasgow Giants... Euro T20 Slam team names unveiled". the cricketer. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Squads". Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Bash Bros headline Euro tournament". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Shahid Afridi announced as icon player for Euro T20 Slam". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Eoin Morgan signed as icon player for Euro T20 Slam". Business Standard. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Steyn and Guptill signed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Kumble hails impact of "world-class" players in Euro T20 Slam". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 July 2019.