New era for European cricket begins with the official launch of the Euro T20 Slam
- League launched by legendary cricketers Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar
- Leading global cricketers to play in inaugural event
- Bollywood star Yami Gautam unveils the logo
Dublin – Details of the new Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament were unveiled today, including some of the marquee players that will play in the inaugural tournament and the event logo, at a star-studded ceremony in the Westin Hotel.
The details were revealed by Pakistan’s former cricket legend Wasim Akram, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and Bollywood star Yami Gautam. The ceremony was also attended by who’s who of the three participating cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.
Woods Entertainment and GS Holding Inc (promoters of the league) staged a launch event that unveiled the names of three icon players set to be involved:
- Shane Watson from Australia
- Brendon McCullum from New Zealand
- Rashid Khan from Afghanistan
In addition, three marquee players were also announced:
- Chris Lynn from Australia
- Babar Azam from Pakistan
- Luke Ronchi from New Zealand
The launch event also saw cricket stars from host nations participate in a Q+A session: Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wilson from Ireland, Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer and Richie Berrington, and Netherlands’ legends Peter Seelaar and Ben Cooper.
A centrepiece of the launch event was the dramatic unveiling of the new tournament logo, with Bollywood star, Yami Gautam, breaking a glass panel to reveal the design. The logo’s colour scheme is inspired by colours associated with Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands, while the swashbuckling batsman in the logo signifies the vibrant nature of T20 cricket.
The tournament will get underway from 30th August and will culminate on 22nd September. Six teams will participate in the inaugural event, playing in Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. Both Wasim and Dilip were announced as members of the Euro T20 advisory committee.