Euro T20 Slam: Wasim Akram and Dilip Vengsarkar back new leagueEuro T20 Slam, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlandsadvertisement Press Trust of India DublinMay 1, 2019UPDATED: May 1, 2019 17:54 IST Dilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that Euro T20 Slam will be a great opportunity for the youngsters (Instagram: @et20sofficial)HIGHLIGHTSThe inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams from Ireland, Scotland and NetherlandsThe matches will be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and AmsterdamDilip Vengsarkar and Wasim Akram said that it will be a great opportunity for the youngstersFormer India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and his Pakistani counterpart Wasim Akram backed the newly-floated Euro T20 Slam, which will give good exposure to players from Scotland, Ireland and Holland as they play alongside top international stars. The inaugural edition of Euro T20 Slam will have six teams, two each from Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands.The tournament, which is scheduled from August 30 to September 22, will feature Dublin & Belfast from Ireland, Edinburgh & Glasgow from Scotland and Amsterdam and Rotterdam from the Netherlands.However, the matches will only be played in three cities- Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.The curtains are raised, the wait is over EURO T20 SLAM #et20s #EuroT20Slam #logo #et20slogo pic.twitter.com/nchpjkLDovEuro T20 Slam (@et20s) April 30, 2019The league comprises 33 matches across three countries that include semi-finals and a final. Each team will play in the round-robin format.As per the tournament rules, each city will have nine domestic players and up to seven overseas players in their squads. The rules will also have the mandate to play six domestic players in the playing 11 in every match.”It is a great opportunity for players from these three countries. The best part of the league is that each team will have six local players in the playing XI. Imagine the kind of exposure they get playing alongside with likes of Chris Gayle or Andre Russell. Their game is bound to improve by leaps and bounds,” Akram said.Vengsarkar echoed the same sentiment saying, “If they can pick brains of the T20 stalwarts, it will help them when they next play for their countries. The aim is to promote talent in these three countries and Euro T20 Slam is a very good platform for these youngsters.”advertisement”Cricket boards of Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands have finalized the cities after due diligence. We are in talks with a number of sponsors across the world and we will announce the franchise names after discussing with the committee members and confirmed sponsors,” Gurmeet Singh, the promoter of the league, said.Also Read | India very confident of doing well in the World Cup: Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | BCB forced to change World Cup jersey designFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Euro T20 SlamFollow Wasim AkramFollow Dilip Vengsarkar
Coroners across the country are to be formally instructed to take into account the religious requirements of families when deciding whether to prioritise the burial of their dead, in the wake of a High Court ruling.The Chief Coroner is drawing up new guidance after two judges ruled that a “cab rank” queuing system for burials adopted by a coroner in London was unlawful.The document, which will be issued by the end of this month, is intended to act as a set of guidelines for all coroners, as well as to specifically inform a new policy which will then be drafted by Mary Hassell, the senior coroner for inner north London, whose refusal to prioritise the bodies Muslim and Jewish deceased was set aside by the High Court last month.Muslim and Jewish families had said Ms Hassell’s existing policy ignored “deeply held beliefs” that require their dead to be buried as soon as possible. The High Court ruled that her stance was unlawful.A spokesman for the Chief Coroner said: “The Chief Coroner is aiming to produce some guidance by the end of this month. When he does so it will be issued to coroners and published on his guidance page [online].”A spokesman for Ms Hassell said: “The Senior Coroner looks forward to the Chief Coroner’s new guidance … She will then undertake a consultation process with stakeholders, before producing her own policy. This will take into account all relevant considerations including the special needs of each individual family, in accordance with the High Court judgment.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.