Euro T20 Slam postponed

Sports Correspondent

25 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Board of the Euro T20 Slam has confirmed that complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic and scheduling complexities meant that a pathway forward for a 2021 launch is no longer viable.

Amongst the main concerns raised were the challenges posed by recent variants of the coronavirus creating a great deal of uncertainty on international travel, quarantining restrictions being tightened, pressure on available hotel accommodation in Ireland and rescheduled leagues particularly IPL now impinging on the window.

While there remains a positive view for the future of the event, organisers, financial backers and cricket boards (Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands) agreed to move the launch to 2022 that would offer the competition a better chance of success.