EURO T20 Slam: Covid-19, IPL 2021 rescheduling leads to EURO T20 Slam postponement once again – EURO T20 Slam Postponed – Cricket Ireland has announced that they are postponing the inaugural edition of EURO T20 Slam second year in running. According to the release by the board, Covid-19 related issues and IPL 2021 rescheduling in UAE has led them to postpone the 1st edition of the league this year as well.
Cricket Ireland in an official release said, the Board met recently to consider options, and the implications and risks posed by recent announcements around the cricket world. 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 during late summer / early autumn in Ireland, and rescheduled leagues (particularly the IPL) now impinging on the window for EURO T20 Slam.
“While the vaccine roll-out has provided hope on the horizon, a combination of new variants, accommodation shortages in Ireland, and – possibly the most crucial element – the rescheduling of the IPL into the window envisaged to play the Euro T20 Slam – mean that the viability of getting a new event established in 2021 will not be possible.”
EURO T20 Slam Postponed “While there may be a sense of disappointment for now – the further time now available will give the concept the best chance to succeed in the longer term. With a men’s T20 World Cup approaching in October, the three participating cricket boards will now investigate a feasibility of a tri-series, similar to that which was organised in 2019.”