Another T20 league: Euro T20 Slam to comprise Irish, Scottish and Dutch cities

Two cities each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will have teams featuring in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam which will be played from August to September.

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There is good news for Twenty20 freelancers like Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell with the inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam starting from later year.

The tournament, which will take place from August 30 to September 22, will comprise six teams -- two each from Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.

The six cities are Dublin and Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh and Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlands. However, the games will only be played in Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam in 2019.

The league consists of 33 matches across all three countries that include semi-finals and a final and each team will play in the round-robin format.

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As per the tournament rules, each city will have nine domestic players and up to seven overseas players within their squads. The rules will also have the mandate to play six domestic players in the playing 11 in every match.

Gurmeet Singh from GS Holding, who is also the promoter of the league said: “We are extremely happy with the cities selected for the league. Cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands have finalised the cities after due diligence. We are in talks with a number of sponsors across the world and we will announce the franchise names after discussing with the committee members and confirmed sponsors.”

Euro T20 Slam will have an official launch on 30th April, 2019 in Ireland.

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