Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament set to commence on August 30
There are also three icon players from Afghanistan, Australia and New Zealand for the mega event.
Updated - May 1, 2019 4:21 pm
The inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam Cricket tournament is all geared up to start on August 30 and will conclude on September 22. The extravaganza will take place in Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam with six participating teams fighting it out for the title. Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan left-arm speedster, and Dilip Vengsarkar, the former Indian cricketer, put forth further details of the new T20 league and also launched the event’s logo at a star-studded ceremony in Western Hotel.
Akram and Vengsarkar are also part of the advisory committee of the tournament. The promoters of the league- GS Holding Inc and Woods Entertainment staged a launch event and unveiled the names of the three icon players in the tournament namely, Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) and Shane Watson (Australia).
I hope the local players will make full use of this opportunity, says Vengsarkar
There was also a Question and Answer session during the event, involving players from the host country- Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wilson from Ireland, Kyle Coetzer and Richie Berrington from Scotland along with Ben Cooper and Pieter Seelaar from the Netherlands.
Vengsarkar, who was a part of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian squad, mentioned that through the championship, cricket can be promoted in countries where sports like football is more prominent. He also reckons the same to be an opportunity for the local players.
“The rise of T20 cricket leagues around the world is surely a sign of the growth of this beautiful game. What sets the Euro T20 Slam different from other leagues is the fact that it is taking cricket in the most entertaining form to these football crazy nations,” Vengsarkar was quoted as saying on the occasion.
“I hope the local players will make full use of this opportunity and aim to bring their countries laurels in the near future,” the 63-year-old Vengsarkar added.