Euro T20 Slam
Official logo of Euro T20 Slam
|Countries||Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland|
|Tournament format||Round-robin and playoffs|
|Number of teams||6|
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. 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. 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.
The teams participating in the first season were:
|Amsterdam Knights||VRA Cricket Ground||Mark O'Donnell|
|Belfast Titans||Malahide Cricket Club Ground||Ian Pont|
|Dublin Chiefs||Malahide Cricket Club Ground||Daniel Vettori|
|Edinburgh Rocks||The Grange Club||Mark Ramprakash|
|Glasgow Giants||The Grange Club||Lance Klusener|
|Rotterdam Rhinos||VRA Cricket Ground||Herschelle Gibbs|
Postponed 2019 tournament
The 2019 Euro T20 Slam was scheduled to be the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam, a Twenty20 cricket tournament, co-hosted by Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB). It was scheduled to start on 30 August and conclude on 22 September 2019. The tournament was to have six city-based franchise teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. Thirty-three matches were scheduled to be played. 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. The team names and schedule were released on 30 April 2019.
Shahid Afridi, Martin Guptill, Rashid Khan, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan and Shane Watson were announced as the six icon players. Babar Azam, JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir were announced as the six marquee players. 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".
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