The inauguration of one of the most awaited sports events of 2019 is not far away from knowing at our doors. The commencement of the Euro T20 Slam 2019, co-hosted by the countries like the Cricket Scotland along withCricket Ireland and also the KNCB or the Netherland Cricket board, is scheduled to begin from 30th of August. But the most sensational news that this tournament holds is the announcement of Pakistan’s former captain, Shahid Afridi as the icon player of the tournament. Along with this iconic player, JP Duminy, vice-captain of the South African T-20 team and his country-mate Imran Tahir are chosen to be among six of the marquee players for this event.
The other icon foreign players Euro t20 slam alongside the Shahid Afridi are going to be New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Australia’s famous all-rounder Shane Watson. The remaining two players along with one of the marquee players are yet left a mystery. The matches for this tournament will be played in three cities: Amsterdam, Dublin and Edinburgh.
The two franchises each from the three countries
The Euro T20 has two franchises in the circuit from all the three host counties:
- Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants – Scotland
- Rotterdam Rhinos, Amsterdam Kings – Holland
- Dublin Chiefs, Titans – Ireland
These six cities have been awarded the franchise to hold the share in the profits earned by this new tournament.
Shahid Afridi as the Icon Player
The news of Shahid Afridi being declared as the Icon Player eT20s is swarming all over the internet. From tweets to various other social media platforms, fans from all across the globe have been sending him and the other icon players load of congratulations. Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi is a successful all-rounder who has special skills in his consistent bowling and is also respected for his change of spin during bowling. His aggressive batting made many of the cricket lovers become a fan of his. Afridi now wishes to entertain his amazing fans of Europe wherein 2009, Pakistan won the World T20.
Afridi has scored over a noticeable sum of 11,000 runs and has taken about 540 wickets in the international cricket. Apart from this milestone that he has achieved, he is also the author of “Game Changer”, which is his autobiography. Little did we know about Shahid Afridi Icon player, when we read what exactly the Game Changer has in for us. In his autobiography, Afridi – or Boom Boom as he is known as –has decided to actually come clean about various aspects like his actual age, all of his experiences and obviously the very infamous match-fixing scandal. And while doing so, he’s up for some really explosive reveals. You’ll get to know the truth behind a lot of stuff once you read this autobiography of Shahid Afridi.
Him being the icon player was electrifying news that got revealed not too long ago and made the whole cricket fan-base go crazy about it. It will be interesting to see how this tournament turns up and if the matches will make history or not.