So, We have fantastic news for the Cricket lovers of Europe. Euro T20 Slam official cricket league is going to start from 30th August 2019 which will be hosted by 3 European countries Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
There will be six teams in this ET20 Slam cricket league. Therefore, two teams from each country will participate and would play 33 matches along the Final of Euro T20 League.
The entertaining event will be played and live telecasted on TVs from 30th August to 22 September 2019. Cricket enthusiasts all over the world are curiously waiting for the gala event.
Euro Slam T20 Official Launch
The launch event was held in Dublin on 30 April 2019. Bollywood star Yami Gautam unveiled the logo of this Mega event.
Besides, famous international players Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar were launchers of this European League event. However, These legendary cricketers are now the members of the advisory committee of this league.
Many international players were present there at Time of Launch you can check below image to see.
Here is the official launch Ceremony video for more details of this event:
Euro T20 Slam Teams/Franchises
There will be 6 Franchise teams in this Euro T20 league, two cities from every country were awarded franchises, here are the complete details:
- Amsterdam Kings from the Netherlands
- Rotterdam Rhinos from the Netherlands
- Glasgow Giants from Scotland
- Belfast titans from Ireland
- Edinburgh Rocks from Scotland
- Dublin Chiefs from Ireland
A new European T20 cricket league is to be held from 30 August to 22 September 2019, following an agreement between the boards of Cricket Scotland, Cricket Netherlands and Cricket Ireland.
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) March 6, 2019
Euro T20 Slam Schedule and Fixtures for 2019
Match 1: Amsterdam Kings vs. Rotterdam Rhinos
The inaugural match of this league will be played between Amsterdam Kings and Rotterdam Rhinos on 30 august 2019 Friday at VRA Cricket Ground. Both the teams are competent and passionate so that the contest will be great.
Match 2: Glasgow Giants vs. Belfast Titans
The 2nd match will be played between Glasgow Giants and Belfast Titans on 30 august 2019 Friday at VRA Cricket Ground. These teams are also competent, and there are many chances that this match will be full of enjoyment.
Match 3: Edinburgh Rocks vs. Dublin Chiefs
In 3rd match of Euro et20slam, Dublin chiefs and Edinburgh will face each other in VRA ground on 31 august 2019. The game will be joyful because players of both teams are robust and well known. Ball by ball live scores will be displayed here.
Match 4: Amsterdam Kings vs. Belfast Titans
In 4th match, Belfast Titans will face Amsterdam Kings on 31 august 2019 in the same ground. Players of both teams are highly committed and passionate, so this match is going to full of passion and craze.
For more details of Match Schedule and fixtures, Click here.
Euro League Draft, Foreign and Local Players Picked in ET20 League
Et20s the super recreational league is in the offing. The live-action will commence on Friday 30 August in VRA Cricket Ground.
Cricket lovers all over the world will be eyeing on their favorite players’ performances.
Most importantly It has been confirmed that around 700 cricketers from 21 countries have shown interest and registered themselves in the inaugural et20s League draft.
Euro T20 Draft Ceremony took place at Heathrow Airport London on 19 July 2019.
In the inaugural et20s league, every team will have a 16 players squad. It has been decided that every franchise can pick 5 to 7 foreign players, nine local players are mandatory to be chosen by every team. Every team will have a choice of picking one icon and one marquee player.
Twelve have already been selected in the icon and marquee players categories.
Local Players Picks at Euro T20 Draft:
Local players from Scotland, Ireland, and the Netherlands were picked in the first phase of the Euro Slam 20 League Draft.
Most importantly, A total of 54 local players were picked by the six franchises of the event. Every franchise had the option of selecting nine local players.
Foreign Players Picks at European T20 Draft:
Then 2nd phase of the ET20 Slam draft was dedicated to the Foreign players. Players from around 21 countries have made themselves available for the pick in the first-ever et20 league.
Total 42 foreign players were selected in this phase by the six franchises. Some big names were picked by the franchises which charmed the ceremony even more.
Super Stars Picked at Euro Slam T20 Draft:
The fascinating moment of the draft was the picks of the foreign superstar players. It had been a moment of joy for the cricket lovers.
Because, superstars from Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, England, and many other countries have been picked in the draft by the six franchises.
Some of the big names are Babar Azam from Pakistan, England’s captain Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.
Shane Watson of Australia, Martin Guptill of New Zealand, Shaheed Afridi of Pakistan, Muhammad Amir of Pakistan, Brendon Mccullum of New Zealand, Imran Tahir and Colin Ingram of South Africa and Rashid Khan of Afghanistan.
Most importantly, It is to mention that later on Faf Du Plesis South Africa’s captain has been picked by the one of the franchise.
Euro T20 Slam Draft Picks Rules:
As per the league rules, every franchise which would choose 5 to 7 foreign players in the squad and can select players with the price classification of $80,000, $65,000, $50,000, $35000, $20,000.
Domestic or local players from Scotland, Netherland, and Ireland can be chosen at the cost of $35,000, $20,000 and $10,000.
Most importantly, as per the rules defined, every franchise has to play six local/domestic players in a match. Every franchise was bounded to choose nine local/domestic players in the draft.
Icon and Marquee Players Selected by Franchises
Here is the list of players that have been nominated as Icon and Marquee players. Moreover, Every franchise will have to choose 1 Icon and 1 Marquee player, they had the option to choose these players in advance.
The players selected in Icon and Marquee categories will earn from $115,000 to $135,000.
Similarly, here is a list of big names that have been selected by the following franchises.
EURO Slam T20 Leagues Draft Rounds
The et20s Draft ceremony went for five interesting rounds in a selection of foreign players. Franchise get hands-on top-class limited-overs players in these rounds.
In the first round, franchisees were able to pick the best players and this round remained balanced for all the franchises.
The best pick of the first round goes to Dublin Chiefs after picking the Paksitani top-class bowler and World Cup top performer for Pakistan, yes it’s Muhammad Amir.
Have a look at the selected players of the first round.
|Team Name||International Draft Picks (Round 1)|
|Amsterdam Knights||Ben Cutting|
|Glasgow Giants||Ravi Bopara|
|Dublin Chiefs||Muhammad Amir|
|Rotterdam Rhinos||Fakhar Zaman|
|Belfast Titans||Muhammad Nawaz|
|Edinburgh Rocks||Corey Anderson|
The second round of the ET20 Draft again went good for the team owners. Their selection was wise and balanced. Here is the list of players selected in the 2nd round.
The third round of Euro T20 Draft seems to be the most competitive and best picks for the franchises. The players in the limelight for this round was Shaheen Afridi, Tymal Mills, and Hassan Ali.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, the bowling sensation from Pakistan, was picked by Rotterdam Rhinos.
Tymal Mills a limited-overs top bowler was picked by Scotland’s Edinburg Rocks. Hassan Ali made his way to Amsterdam Knights. Check the complete list of players selected in this round.
The fourth round proved to be difficult in term of picking the right player for the franchise owners.
However, thanks to the analyst of the franchises who made brilliant decisions and picked up several good players who can sometimes prove to be game-changers. Have a look at the list of 4th round selected players.
The fifth-round always proves to be a good value for the money, Good players are picked for the lower price tag.
Sometimes, they perform well than the round 1 players. Here is the list of fifth-round players.
After the five rounds of foreign players. A round for picking 6th and 7th player foreign supplementary was held.
However, Every franchise can have seven foreign players, out of which five players are compulsory, and two supplementary foreign players are optional. Here is the list
Well after a supplementary foreign players round, most of the franchises hold their decision for the pick of 2nd supplementary player. They intended to wait for the better player if available for selection later on.
Local Players Picks at Euro cricket League Draft
Local Players draft of Et20 was held country-wise. All the Boards Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland have nominated 18 players nine players for every franchisee to be drafted.
However, All the local 18 players were drafted in country-wise franchises. Here is a franchise-wise list of all the selected local players.
List of local players for Amsterdam Knights and Rotterdam Rhinos
List of local players selected by Edingburgh Rocks and Glasgow giants
Final Squads after the et20s Draft
After the completion of Euro T20 Slam League Draft. All the franchises have announced their 16 member Squads.
The draft rounds were competitive, and almost all the franchises have got hands-on a best players of the T20 cricket.
Glasgow Giants fans were heartened after the retirement announcement by Brandon Mccullum from all forms of Internation cricket. Because Mccullum earlier announced his retirement in 2016 from ODIs, Tests and T20s.
Mccullum was selected as Icon player in Glasgow Giants team. Glasgow Giants has not named any replacement yet.
Here is a list of Edingburgh Rocks Squad. This squad has top-class players like Martin Guptill and Chris Lynn. They will be a tough opponent to beat.
Belfast Titans Squad for the 2019 version of Euro T20 Slam has been announced after the Draft ceremony of ET20s. Most importantly, The boom boom Shahid Afridi has joined Belfast Titans as the Icon player, whereas JP Duminy is in the squad as a Marquee player.
Good news for the Titans fans is that Fud Du Plesis has joined the squad and he will be in action for the whole season.
Belfast will play ten matches in the whole league, and their first match is against Glasgow Giants on the first day of the league 30th August 2019.
So, Good news for the Irish cricket fans that Dublin Chiefs 16 members Squad has been announced.
Most importantly, The English Team Captain and the winner of the World Cup 2019 final Eoin Morgan Ireland born have joined the Dublin Chiefs squad as Icon Player.
The other two superstars Babar Azam and Muhammad Amir’s inclusion in the squad has made the Dublin Squad the fierce competitor.
Also, The Irish cricket fans will be able to see exciting competition in this tournament.
Netherland fans are anxiously waiting for the first-ever T20 tournament in which they will see their local stars playing with the International stars in one team.
Rotterdam 16 members squad has been announced, nine among them are local/domestic players whereas the remaining 7 are international players. Have a look at it.
After Rotterdam Rhinos, Amsterdam Knights Squad for the first-ever Euro T20 tournament has been announced as well.
Cricket fans all over the world are expecting mouth-watering contests. The stage for the first gala event will be set on 30th August.
Amsterdam Knights Analysts have shown great patience and picked up best players for their squad in the Euro T20 Draft.
The super all-rounder Shane Watson has joined the Amsterdam team as Icon player whereas Imran Tahir the swing beauty has been named in the Squad as a Marquee player.
Euro T20 Slam League Venues
A total of 33 fixtures would be played between six city-based teams/franchises. These matches will be played in Ireland, Scotland, and Netherland.
The organizers have announced the venues for Euro T20 Slam league.
Therefore, it has been organized in three different countries Amsterdam (VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen), Scotland (The Grange Club, Edinburgh), and Ireland (Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide).
Amsterdam (VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen) and Scotland (The Grange Club, Edinburgh) will host ten matches each, whereas 13 matches will be hosted by Ireland (Malahide Cricket Club Ground).
Fun fact: today’s venue, VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, is one of only two First Class grounds to (sometimes) have a tree inside the boundary. Internet points if you can name the other one.#NEDvNEP pic.twitter.com/WbrwWf2wH2
— Bertus de Jong (@BdJcricket) August 1, 2018
These places have been selected based on playing countries. Most importantly, every country will have the home crowd and ground advantage where the local players will play with confidence.
Therefore, the league has so many thrilling games, and fans from these countries are looking forward to enjoying every bit of Euro T20 Slam league 2019.
Also, Here is a view of The Grange Club, Edinburgh Cricket Ground
Every county will host ten matches in a Round Robin format commencing on August 30, 2019.
Most importantly, The league will begin at VRA Cricket Ground, Amsterdam and the Final of the Euro T20 Leagues is scheduled on September 22, 2019, at Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide.
Here is a look of Malahide Cricket Club Ground
Euro t20 Slam Official Sites
In conclusion, we are in touch with cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands. So we will keep updating our readers about the latest news happening in the Euro t20 League.
Official Link of Netherland Cricket Board