University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks) all-rounder Corbin Bosch has secured a contract in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam.
Bosch has been recruited by the Dublin Chiefs for the 2019 tournament, which will start in late August. He will be team-mates with England captain Eoin Morgan, Australian all-rounder Dan Christian, Pakistan pair Mohammad Amir and Babar Azam – and several other international cricketers at the Chiefs.
The 24-year-old Bosch, who featured for the Tshwane Spartans in last year’s Mzansi Super League, is the only South African uncapped at Test, ODI or T20I level in the Euro T20 Slam.
Proteas included in Euro T20 Slam
The Amsterdam Knights hired leg-spinner Imran Tahir, while batsman JP Duminy joined the Belfast Titans. All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius and wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi were secured by the Edinburgh Rocks. Fast bowler Dale Steyn and batsmen Heinrich Klaasen and Jon-Jon Smuts will play for the Glasgow Giants.
Fast bowler Hardus Viljoen, spinner Roelof van der Merwe and batsman Colin Ingram – whose careers with the Proteas have ended but continue abroad – joined the Rotterdam Rhinos, Amsterdam Knights and Belfast Titans, respectively.
Glover in Euro T20 Slam as well
The Knights, too, will have Stellenbosch Cricket Club (Maties) fast bowler Brandon Glover. The Johannesburg-born Glover welcomed an ODI debut for the Netherlands against Zimbabwe last month – and has since played two T20Is as well.
The venues for this year’s Euro T20 Slam are the Netherlands’ VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen, Scotland’s Grange Club in Edinburgh and Ireland’s Malahide Cricket Club Ground.