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The Euro T20 Slam is a professional
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league. The first edition of the tournament is planned to be held in
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. The first edition of the tournament was scheduled to start in August 2019 with six teams of Europe competing. On 14 August 2019, two weeks before play was due to begin, the organisers confirmed that they were postponing the tournament.Euro T20 Slam postponed to 2020
''Wisden Cricketer'', retrieved 14 August 2019.
The recently concluded
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, which was put on by the same organisation, had been beset with problems, with the players involved at one point refusing to travel to a game because of missing payments. The
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has confirmed that it is postponing the league due to the fact that it clashes with the restart of IPL 2021 and the
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History

In March 2019, Cricket Scotland, Cricket Ireland and Royal Dutch Cricket Association officially announced the Euro T20 Slam. It was to start on 30 August and conclude on 22 September 2019 and feature 33 matches. The tournament was to have six city-based franchise teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. In April 2019, six cities were awarded a franchise: Belfast and Dublin in Ireland, Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, and Amsterdam and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The team names and schedule were released on 30 April 2019.
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were announced as the six icon players, and
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, Luke Ronchi, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir were announced as the six marquee players. In June 2020, the tournament's organisers were looking to start the tournament on 20 August 2020, with all the matches played in Malahide, Ireland, due to the
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. However, the following month, the organisers confirmed that the event would be launched in 2021, because of the pandemic.


Teams

The teams due to participate in the first season were:


References

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