Euro T20 Slam 2019 Cancelled

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Euro T20 Slam Cancelled

Euro T20 Slam was scheduled to start its inaugural season on August 31. 6 teams were to be part of this new T20 franchise representing Dublin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Belfast, Rotterdam, and Glasgow.

3rd T20 League Cancelled

It has now become the third T20 league to be cancelled in last one year after the T20X in UAE and the Hong Kong Blitz were cancelled. Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland and Netherlands’ KNCB had collaborated along with GS Holdings as commercial partners to host the inaugural season of Euro T20 Slam. A board member of ET20S, Prashant Mishra confirmed the decision of the board to cancel the Euro T20 Slam for 2019.

He and Malcolm Cannon, chief executive of Cricket Scotland echoed the possibility of the franchise T20 league to be launched next year in 2020. There was news of disputes between players and the organisers over payment of wages before the second round match in Global T20 Canada a few weeks ago. GT20 Canada can be seen as Euro T20 Slam’s sister league since the two share same backers in GS Holdings.

Star Power of Euro T20 Slam

The league was set to be played over a period of 3 weeks in Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin in a round-robin format. The singing of big names in the draft such as Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson meant pure T20 magic and a lot of eyeballs. Dale Steyn, Corey Anderson and Colin Ingram were some of the other names announced in the signing for Euro T20 Slam’s inaugural season. While Brendan McCullum too was drafted in, he announced his retirement ahead of the Toronto Nationals vs Vancouver Knights match in GT20 Canada 2019.

While the reasons for cancelling Euro T20 Slam are not clear, fans of T20 cricket will surely be disappointed to hear the news. For now, there is CPL 2019 around the corner which is a huge hit among Indian cricket fans and bettors alike. Until Euro T20 Slam is finally launched in 2020, there are many action-packed weeks and months to go in the cricketing world. Stay tuned to BettingTop10 for all the latest news on cricket leagues, betting promotions and match predictions.