Euro T20 Slam Tournament Postponed until 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances
The first Euro T20 Slam, a Twenty20 franchise tournament with six teams from Scotland, Holland, and Ireland, postponed until 2020, organizers said on Thursday. Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland’s cricket board agreed to form a new European league, developed in consultation with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Euro T20 Slam expected to held from 30 August to 22 September but now is Postponed until 2020. The organizers did not provide a detailed explanation of the decision, citing “unforeseen circumstances”.
Prashant Mishra, the board member said:
The Euro T20 Slam Board, the financing partners and franchise owners of this exciting new T20 tournament have decided that the organization of the event will not be possible in 2019.
We believe that the correct course of action is to postpone the Slam to another date. This will give us the breathing space needed to make sure we’re ready to go.
We will work with the three cricket boards, our main investors, franchise owners, players, and other in-game stakeholders to ensure that we meet the commitments we have made as much as possible.
The tournament calendar already published, but unfortunately, the Euro T20 tournament postponed. Six city-based franchise teams, two from each country, played 30 group stage matches followed by semi-finals and a final in Dublin.
GS Holding Inc and Woods Entertainment to deliver the tournament under an initial 10-year agreement, with matches scheduled to broadcast in global markets.