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Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Stoneman Returns » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:14 am

Ireland may have ascended to join the ranks of Test-playing nations but, in the spirit of the times, it seems they have not forgotten the value of European cooperation. Ahead of this weeks' T20I quadrangular series between the Irish and old rivals Scotland and the Netherlands, this time joined by hosts Oman, news came that the ICC's newest European full member is in talks with the continents' two leading Associates and is exploring the possibility of establishing a combined domestic T20 league with the backing of Mercuri Group, the force behind Canada's GT20 league which had its inaugural season last year.
The three boards hope to launch the new league, provisionally dubbed the Euro Cricket League, as early as this year, the Daily Telegraph reported. The new competition would see two franchises from each of the countries, based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, competing in a double round-robin from late August through early September, starting either this year or next depending on organisational and financial considerations.
The competition would be the first multi-board collaborative franchise T20 league, though in some respects reminiscent of the high ambitions that accompanied the launch of the Scottish-Dutch North Sea Pro-Series in 2014, which was initially envisaged as a fully professional competition also including the Irish Interpro sides. The NSPS eventually foundered for lack of financing, never securing a title sponsor and reliant on (now discontinued) ICC TAPP funding, but Mercuri have shown themselves to have rather deeper pockets.
The spirit of European solidarity will be left with the administrators this week however, as the three sides arrive in Oman to kick off their international calendars in a T20I quadrangular series. Ireland's arrival in Muscat marks the first time a full member has travelled to the Sultanate, but despite their elavated status they will start the series as underdogs. The Irish finished bottom of the pile in the European T20 tri-series held in the Netherlands last year, and two consecutive losses to an Omani development XI in their two warm-up games this week underscored the fact that their lowly ranking of 18th on the T20I table - below all three of their Associate opponents - is no mere aberration.
With the Global Qualifier for the 2020 T20 WC looming in late October and just a single win from their last ten matches in the shorter format, Ireland face a daunting rebuilding project on a tight schedule. Their opponents in Muscat this week will be certain of joining them at that tournament, all three having earned byes by qualifying for the 2016 WT20, as did Zimbabwe and Hong Kong.
The remaining eight slots at the Global Qualifier will be filled over the course of the next six months, as the five Regional Qualifying Finals play out across the globe. The dates and venues for those five tournaments were revealed by the ICC this week, though compared to the announcement of the schedule for the T20 WC itself last month the confirmation came with remarkably little fanfare, being revealed in an appendix to a tender document for prospective providers of digital video content for the events.
Port Moresby will welcome the East Asia Pacific final in the third week of March, with hosts Papua New Guinea joined by Vanuatu and the Philippines, with a single Global Qualifier spot on offer. The Africa final will follow two months later at Kampala, with hosts Uganda facing off against Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana and Nigeria with the top two sides progressing.
From the 13th to the 21st of June, Guernsey will hosts its first major Associate tournament in a decade as they welcome Channel Island neighbours Jersey as well as Denmark, Germany, Italy and Norway for the European final, all chasing just a single berth at the Global Qualifier. The Asian final will kick off from the 25th of July at Kuala Lumpur, with hosts Malaysia competing with local rivals Singapore together with the UAE, Nepal, Kuwait, Qatar as they seek to secure a qualification through a top-two finish. Bermuda will host the last of the Regional Finals from the 15th of August, with the United States, Canada and the Cayman Islands also in the hunt for one of the two berths available for the Americas region.
Qualification for the 2020 T20 WC began with the Americas Souther Sub-Regional Qualifier at Buenos Aires in February of 2018, with 63 Associate sides competing in 12 Sub-Regional competitions over the course of the year. The coming Regional Finals will further narrow the field to eight qualifiers who will progress to the Global Qualifying tournament to be held in late October or early November this year joining Scotland, Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Oman and Ireland, who earned byes to the global event by virtue of qualification for the 2016 WT20 in India.
The venue for the Global Qualifier has not yet been announced, though the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia are thought to be front-runners to host. The global tournament will see the top six of fourteen sides progress to the preliminary "First Round" group stage of the tournament, to be held in Australia in October 2020.
There they will join Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, whose respective rankings of 9th and 10th at the cut-off point were enough to bypass the Global Qualifier but not the First Round. The top two sides from each of the two four-team qualifying groups will then progress to the "Super 12" stage of the tournament, joining Pakistan, India, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies and Afghanistan at the tournament proper.


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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Black Mamba » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:52 am

Could be great for teams like Guernsey,Denmark, Germany, Italy, Jersey,Norway, if they are allowed to feature in this league as they are doing well at the Regional Qualifiers and can be a platform for moving into the next level.

Africa T20 Cup is also a good initiative but its more helpfull to South African franchises, then other African countries.

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Post by eugene » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:08 am

A Euro T20 Cricket League would gain more traction with city-based teams. Dublin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Berlin, Ibiza, etc.
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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Stoneman Returns » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:18 pm

Netherlands, Ireland & Scotland to start new franchise based European T20 League from September


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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Stoneman Returns » Wed May 01, 2019 11:29 am

Dilip Vengsarkar & Wasim Akram given membership in a
advisory committee of Euro T20 Slam 2019 to be conducted by Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond


The league also announced three icon players - Shane Watson, Brendon McCullum and Rashid Khan

Three marquee players Chris Lynn, Babar Azam and Luke Ronchi

Six cities have been awarded a franchise -

Dublin Chiefs, Belfast Titans, Amsterdam Kings, Rotterdam Rhinos, Glasgow Giants and Edinburgh Rocks

The tournament is slated to run from August 30 to September 22.

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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by kngow » Wed May 01, 2019 11:42 am

I really hope some of our guys get a run in the Euro T20. People like BT, Sikandar Raza and to a lesser extent, Williams, Burl, Chats, Jarv and Masakadza would be pretty good for it. Although there will be names like Watson, Rashid, Azam, Ronchi, Lynn featuring in the league, so it could be a long shot for most of our boys but I expect BT and Raza to be in the mix. An Africa T20 League (Zimbabwe, SA, Namibia, Kenya maybe teams like Nigeria) would do a world of good.

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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by jaybro » Thu May 02, 2019 12:29 am

kngow wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:42 am
An Africa T20 League (Zimbabwe, SA, Namibia, Kenya maybe teams like Nigeria) would do a world of good.
Where's the t20 cash coming from???

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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Mueddie28 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm

Whatever happened to the Africa Cup

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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 am

not dirextly on topic but related, I've been watching the game grow here in Estonia. Where I have been living temporarily.
This weekend they are starting their second division league, to me that's a big development and a new pitch is being installed.

National team seems decent but no depth and is ageing, which is an issue when amatuer teams tour as people arent available all the time because of costs. I have noticed there are a few curry guys in the setup who are dynamite and are not yet eligible for internationals, but if they stick around the batting is going to be on par with teams like Oman.
They are also capable of fielding a full team of Estonian born and bred players, and they are about to tour as an invitational native 11.
All games are like a gala day as he fields are centralised within the horse racing stadium so its like a mini festival every gameday.
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Re: Euro T20 Cricket League

Post by Jemisi » Sat May 18, 2019 12:31 am

Cool. Estonia could dominate the Baltic.

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