The opening edition of the Euro T20 Slam has been postponed to 2020.
The tournament, which was billed as the first multinational T20 franchise tournament, should start in just over two weeks in the Netherlands. Then it was off to Scotland and Ireland, where local talent from the three countries competed with some of the world’s top T20 players, including ICC MRF Tires No. 1, T20I batsman Babar Azam, and England’s captain Men’s Cricket World Cup Eoin Morgan.
“The board of the Euro T20 Slam, financing partner and franchisees of this exciting new T20 tournament, have reluctantly concluded that it will not be possible to host the 2019 tournament,” said Prashant Mishra, founder of the tournament.
“We want to make sure that the opening event of the Euro T20 Slam is the best stepping stone to make this event a true flagship in the global cricket calendar. We therefore believe that the correct course of action is to postpone the slam to another date. This gives us the space to breathe, to make sure we are ready.
“We will work with the three Cricket Boards, our main investors, franchise owners, players and other stakeholders in-game to ensure we meet all commitments as much as possible. We want to ensure the goodwill and integrity that we have built up by 2020. “