South Africa, Herschelle Gibbs, Euro T20 Slam
As per the league guidelines, each team will have to play at least six local players and a maximum of five overseas players in the playing XI. @ AFP

Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has been appointed as the head coach of Euro T20 Slam franchise Rotterdam Rhinos. The news was announced on the Euro T20 Slam’s official website on Tuesday.

The tournament will get underway from August 30 and will culminate on September 22. Six teams will participate in the inaugural event, playing in Dublin, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

The players’ draft for the inaugural Euro T20 Slam will take place in London on July 19.

As per the league guidelines, each team will have to play at least six local players and a maximum of five overseas players in the playing XI. (ALSO READ: Euro T20 Slam draft on July 19, 700 players from 22 countries register)

All the six franchises – Amsterdam Knights, Rotterdam Rhinos, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Dublin Chiefs and Belfast Titans – will be given an opportunity to decide their icon and marquee players beforehand.

The icon players are Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Rashid Khan while the marquee players are Dale Steyn, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Chris Lynn, Babar Azam and Luke Ronchi.