It is the time for European Cricket fans to enjoy and cherish the fastest and most entertaining format of Cricket. One of the luminous and Bustling Cricket events is going to hit the doors of Europe this time and has been named as Euro T20 Slam League.
Euro T20 Slam league will kick off on August 30, 2019, just after the end of Mega World Cup event.
The most exciting, unpredictable cricket drama will triumph the amusement of European cricket fans.
Euro League is starting this August, and ecstatic cricket fans will enjoy the thirty-three matches long schedule of Euro T20 Slam League, which would conclude on September 22, 2019.
The Cricket Scotland, Cricket Ireland and the Koninklijke Nederlands Cricket Board (KNCB) hosting the league Euro T20 Slam.
There are six city-based franchise teams: two each from Scotland, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
First ten fixtures of the Euro T20 League will be played in the Netherlands, then the next ten games would be played on the strip of Scotland, and the last 13 would be played on the ground of Ireland including the Final of Euro T20 Slam.
Team names and schedule of Euro T20 Slam League are already announced on April 30, 2019.
The six teams are Rotterdam Rhinos & Amsterdam Kings from the Netherlands, Edinburgh Rocks & Glasgow Giants from Scotland and Belfast Titans & Dublin Chiefs from Ireland.
Fans from all over the world are waiting to watch some terrific cricket contests in the Euro T20 Slam Cricket league.
What is Euro T20 Slam league?
Euro T20 Slam 2019 is a new T20 format league, in which two franchise teams from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will play 33 matches altogether.
This will be a fantastic event for cricket lovers because the franchises are representing some great cricket players in the league.
Most iconic players of the league are Shahid Afridi the boom boom, Brendon McCullum the hard hitter, Rashid Khan the swing master, Shane Watson the super all-rounder, and England’s Team captain Eoin Morgan.
While JP Duminy, Babar Azam, Imran Tahir, Luke Ronchi, and Chris Lynn are the marquee players of this Euro league.
Most of these players are playing ICC World Cup 2019 at the moment and showing their excellent form.
Babar Azam from Pakistan is batting on the 3rd position and is in a sizzling form. Rashid Khan is also producing good spin in the World cup 2019.
However, Imran Tahir is having a hard time, but let’s hope he picks his bowling rhythm.
The former Pakistani skipper and power hitter Shahid Afridi is the hot debate among cricket fans.
Shahid Afridi joined the T20 Slam league as Icon player; cricket fans are missing him for so long and now will enjoy his performance in the league.
JP Duminy, the vice-captain of South African T20 team along with spinner Imran Tahir, will join as Marquee players among the six.
Afridi said, “I have enjoyed my early days in cricket playing in Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Kent.
So I am expecting a similar surface and weather in Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
While It is the part of the world where we won our only World T20 title. I am excited to go out there and entertain the fans.”
This Euro T20 Slam aims to promote Cricket in European countries, so far Cricket didn’t gain much popularity in these regions.
The officials of this new league want to boost Cricket in the EU countries to let the people know how exciting sport they are missing so far.
Cricket is not a dominant sport like football in these territories, and the Euro T20 Slam league will amuse fans with so much drama and entertainment.
What are the rules of the Euro T20 Slams Competition?
There is a specific rule that all six teams in the league must follow.
The six franchise teams, Rotterdam Rhinos & Amsterdam Kings from Netherland, Edinburgh Rocks & Glasgow Giants from Scotland and Belfast Titans & Dublin Chiefs from Ireland will select iconic and marquee players as per the rule defined in the draft of the Euro T20 Slam League.
Each squad will have nine domestic and seven overseas players. These rules have been set up by officials to keep the fair balance in the teams which will make the league more excited.
All the teams have in-form players in the squad; the fans are waiting desperately to see the competitive cricket matches in the Euro T20 Slam League.
Cricket crazy fans are expecting a lot from their favorite players, and they must perform well with maturity.
Cricket is the game of best strategy and confident approach in the field.
They must have come up with best strategies to lead in the tournament.
This could be tough because all six teams have experienced international players. The competition will be unpredictable as any player could be the match-winner.
Euro T20 Slam is a professional league; it will provide the ultimate fun of Cricket to the fans. The hype of the league will be at the peak.
Euro T20 Slam Squad Teams / Franchises
The name of six franchise teams/squads has been unveiled in the official ceremony of the EU T20 Slam league.
The six franchise teams are:
- Dublin Chiefs from Ireland
- Belfast Titans from Ireland
- Amsterdam Kings from the Netherlands
- Rotterdam Rhinos from the Netherlands
- Edinburgh Rocks from Scotland
- Glasgow Giants from Scotland
Sponsors and Organizers of Euro T20 Slam League
Sponsors and organizers of the league initially had negotiated a ten years agreement of the tournament.
The chief executive of Cricket Scotland Malcolm Cannon said,
“Off the back of our highest ever global T20I ranking of 11th, the tournament comes at a fantastic time for Scottish Cricket.
The chance to play alongside some of the best in the business will provide an excellent opportunity for our players to learn and develop their skill set as we strive to achieve Full Membership and climb the ICC team rankings.
“The league also comes at a necessary time of year for Scotland, with the proposed timeframe presenting an opportunity to play quality competitive Cricket ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup Global Qualifier in UAE in October.
“We are excited to bring the global phenomenon of T20 franchise cricket to Scotland, with our vision to have two city-based teams in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Not only will the tournament help develop our players and coaches, but we also hope the tournament will increase public perceptions of the sport, engage communities around our franchise teams, with the opportunity to watch top cricketers from across the globe.”
Cricket Ireland counterpart Warren Deutrom added:
“We are excited that what has been an 18-month project in planning is across the line. The quality and competitive performances in white-ball cricket played by the three nations involved has been on full display over recent years, and we saw a joint competition as the best means of ensuring that there would be high-quality Cricket for the players and fans to enjoy.”
Euro T20 Slam league Rounds and Stages
There are three rounds in the league, Round robin stage, a knock out stage and the Final of the league.
Netherland Stage – A Netherlands round which is starting from August 30, 2019, to September 5, 2019.
In Netherland round, first ten matches of the Euro League will be played at VRA Cricket Ground, Amsterdam.
Scotland Stage – The Scotland Round will start from starting from September 6, 2019, and end on September 12, 2019.
In Scotland stage, next ten matches of the Euro Slam would be played at The Grange Club, Edinburgh.
Ireland Stage – Ireland Round which will be the final round of the group matches will start on September 13, 2019, and ends on September 19, 2019.
In Ireland after the last 10 group matches, two knocks out matches of Euro league and Final of the Euro T20 league would be played at Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide.
Knock Out Stage of Euro T20 Slam– After 30 matches among the six teams of Euro T20, four top teams will qualify to the Semifinals.
Both Semifinals will be played on the same day September 21, 2019, at Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide.
Final of Euro T20 Slam – The two winning teams of the semifinals will qualify to the final. The final of the Euro T20 league will be played on September 22, 2019, at Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide.
Euro T20 Slam Schedule / Fixtures
The complete match schedule of Euro T20 Slam league has already been released. The Euro T20 Slam league is starting from 30 August 2019, and the final will play on 22 September 2019.
|August 30, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|August 30, 2019||Belfast Titans Vs Glasgow Giants||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|August 31, 2019||Dublin Chiefs Vs Edinburgh Rocks||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|August 31, 2019||(H) Amsterdam Kings Vs Belfast Titans||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 1, 2019||Dublin Chiefs Vs Glasgow Giants||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 1, 2019||Belfast Titans Vs Edinburgh Rocks||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 2, 2019||(H) Rotterdam Rhinos Vs Belfast Titans||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 3, 2019||(H) Amsterdam Kings Vs Edinburgh Rocks||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 4, 2019||Belfast Titans Vs Edinburgh Rocks||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 5, 2019||(H) Amsterdam Kings Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen|
|September 6, 2019||(H) Edinburgh Rocks Vs Glasgow Giants||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 6, 2019||Belfast Titans Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 7, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Dublin Chiefs||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 7, 2019||(H) Edinburgh Rocks Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 8, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Belfast Titans||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 8, 2019||Dublin Chiefs Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 9, 2019||(H) Glasgow Giants Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 10, 2019||(H) Edinburgh Rocks Vs Dublin Chiefs||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 11, 2019||Dublin Chiefs Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 12, 2019||(H) Edinburgh Rocks Vs Glasgow Giants||The Grange Club, Edinburgh|
|September 13, 2019||(H) Dublin Chiefs Vs Belfast Titans||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 13, 2019||Glasgow Giants Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 14, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Edinburgh Rocks||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 14, 2019||(H) Dublin Chiefs Vs Glasgow Giants||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 15, 2019||Edinburgh Rocks Vs Rotterdam Rhinos||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 15, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Glasgow Giants||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 16, 2019||(H) Belfast Titans Vs Glasgow Giants||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 17, 2019||(H) Dublin Chiefs Vs Amsterdam Kings||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 18, 2019||Amsterdam Kings Vs Glasgow Giants||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 19, 2019||(H) Dublin Chiefs Vs Belfast Titans||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 21, 2019||(First Semi-Finals) TBD Vs TBD||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 21, 2019||(Second Semi-Final) TBD Vs TBD||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
|September 22, 2019||(Final) TBD Vs TBD||Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Malahide|
Well, Euro T20 League is a new fantastic tournament, and the cricket fans will witness some great moment of Cricket.
Although the league aims to promote cricket sports in these territories. Selecting the most charismatic international players will make it so entertaining league.
Cricket fans must enjoy the most brutal batting of former skipper Shahid Afridi. Shane Watson, JP Duminy, Eoin Morgan, Luke Ronchi, and Babar Azam all will showcase the classical Cricket in the Euro T20 Slam league.
Imran Tahir a South African magical spinner will be part of this League. The Destructive Rashid Khan from Afghanistan is also ready to show off his skills in the league.
If you are the person who likes more drama, hard-hitting batting styles of Cricket. Then this league is for you. whether you are in love with Cricket recently or watching it for ages. It is the perfect league for you to watch and enjoy.
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