The highly anticipated player draft for the first Euro-T20 slam will take place on July 19, 2019 in London. Around 700 players from 22 nations have registered for the draft from 27 May to 30 June via the official website of the Euro-T20 Slam, 2019. The names of the players from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will be displayed on the respective cricket Boards indicated. Each Icon player receives $ 135,000 for his kitten, while each marquee player receives $ 115,000. The league begins on 30 August 2019 in Amsterdam and lasts until 22 September 2019.
Each of the six franchisees can select at least five and no more than seven foreign players from the $ 80,000, $ 65,000, $ 50,000, $ 35,000 and $ 20,000 price ranges. Local players from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will be available for $ 35,000, $ 20,000 and $ 10,000 in prize money. A franchise company must select at least nine local players.
According to the League Rules, each team must play at least six local players and a maximum of five foreign players in the eleven games.
All six franchises – Amsterdam Knights, Rotterdam Rhinos, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Dublin Chiefs and Belfast Titans – have the opportunity to pre-select their iconic and festival players. The icon players are Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Rashid Khan, while the marquee players are Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Chris Lynn, Babar Azam and Luke Ronchi.
Some of the top players registered for the draft are Ben Cutting, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Kusal Perera, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Colin Ingram and Tymal Mills. The list of all registered players will be published shortly.
The live broadcast of the draft will air on the social media platforms of ET20S from 10:00 (GMT) and 14:30 (IST).
Mr. Prashant Mishra, Woods Entertainment, Promoter of the League, said:
“We are very excited about several submissions for the design from around the world. Having seen the interest of so many players in the first Euro T20 Slam, I can already feel that the league is a great success. We also look forward to welcoming all franchisees, our Advisory Board members and some of the key players in the draft. “