Euro T20 Slam postponed to 2020 just two weeks before due start, organisers needed 'necessary breathing space'

The inaugural Euro T20 Slam, a competition due to feature six city franchises based in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, was postponed on Wednesday, just two weeks before it was due to start.

Agence France-Presse, Aug 15, 2019 09:00:19 IST

London: The inaugural Euro T20 Slam, a competition due to feature six city franchises based in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands, was postponed on Wednesday, just two weeks before it was due to start.

Euro T20 Slam postponed to 2020 just two weeks before due start, organisers needed necessary breathing space

File image of England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan. Reuters

Stars such as New Zealand's Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum, South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn, England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi, Australia's Shane Watson and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan had all been lined-up to play.

However, organisers say that the 2019 event has "reluctantly" been postponed.

"The Board of the Euro T20 Slam, funding partners and franchise owners of this exciting new T20 tournament have reluctantly come to the decision that staging of the event will not be possible in 2019," said a tournament spokesman.

"We want to ensure that the inaugural staging of the Euro T20 Slam provides the best springboard to making this a truly flagship event on the global cricket calendar.

"As such, we believe the right course of action is to postpone the Slam to a further date. This will give us the necessary breathing space to ensure we are ready to go."

The Euro T20 Slam teams were due to play each other in a series of 33 matches from 30 August to 22 September, with fixtures taking place in Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

Updated Date: Aug 15, 2019 09:00:19 IST






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