South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has to turn into the most modern international stars to sign up for the new Euro T20 Slam that starts in August, organizers announced.
Steyn who was lined out of the World Cup due to wound will be one of the “marquee” names along with fellow South Africans JP Duminy and Imran Tahir, Pakistan’s Babar Azam and New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi, Australia’s Chris Lynn.
Injury-prone South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is put to play in the Euro T20 Slam league as he has been signed up as one of the marquee players for the first edition of the tournament foundation August 30.
The 36-year-old Steyn, who was for the most part in South Africa’s World Cup squad but was later compulsory to pull out due to fitness issues, has joined a growing list of present and previous international players for the T20 tournament.
Netherlands Cricket said in a Twitter post “The line-up of Marquee & Icon Players is influential up @DaleSteyn62 is joining JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, and Babar Azam as Marquee player. England skipper Eoin Morgan, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Rashid Khan, Shahid Afridi, and have been named as Icon players,”.
While some of these cricketers are active, Tahir and Duminy have announced that the 2019 World Cup will mark the end of their ODI careers.
What Steyn said
“I am very thrilled about the Euro T20 Slam and being a marquee player and hope to get things going there. I am looking further to it,” Steyn said in a video communication posted by the league organizers.
“All the content is creating a lot of hype and I am really fortunate to be a part of the league this year.”
Steyn said, “I am very energized about the Slam Euro T20 and being a marquee player. I can’t wait to get over there and get things going. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when I am present.”
Abruptly after the contest was announced, six cricketers were designated as icon/marquee players by the league — Shahid Afridi, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn, Luke Ronchi, Shane Watson, and Babar Azam.
Dale Steyn, test wicket-stealer with 439 scalps from ninety-three matches, completed an international comeback last season after a constant injury-enforced absence from the game but had to deal with a new injury when he was forced to pull out of the ongoing World Cup without playing a game.
World’s First Continent
World’s first continent based T20 cricket league – Euro T20 Slam has recruited South African fast bowler Dale Steyn as one of the marquees. The new T20 league is set to get a place in Ireland, Scotland, and Netherland.
Steyn who was ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to wound, will be one of the marquee names along with his colleague countrymen JP Duminy and Imran Tahir, Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Australia’s Chris Lynn, and New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi.
Mr.Gurmeet Singh said
GS Holding Inc, Mr. Gurmeet Singh, promoter of the league said,
“We are delighted to sign up Dale Steyn as marquee players of our league. It’s going to be a mammoth-spectacle with world’s top international stars playing in the league.”
The plan is to provide local talent a probability to polish alongside established global stars, a mix that has proved popular in the hugely successful IPL and other T20 competitions.
The Euro T20 Slam is a Twenty20 fight that will feature six city franchises based teams in Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scotland — three countries that missed out on qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in Wales and England after featuring in prior editions of the 50-over showpiece.
With fixtures taking place in Dublin, Amsterdam, and Edinburgh. The Euro T20 Slam teams will play every one other in a series of 33 matches from August 30 to September 22.
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