Afghanistan’s googly master Rashid Khan who will play for Rotterdam Rhinos under the coaching of former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs in the Euro T20 Slam, expressed disappointment at the absence of the Indian players.
He said that he hopes to see those who have retired from international cricket play in such leagues.
"Definitely. Always great to play and be with them. Playing alongside them (Indian players). Hopefully we will get some Indian players...I think it's allowed to have those players who retired from international cricket. I have enjoyed playing alongside them in the IPL,” Rashid said at the sidelines of player auction in London.
Amsterdam Knights, Rotterdam Rhinos, Edinburgh Rocks, Glasgow Giants, Dublin Chiefs and Belfast Titans are the six teams who will participate in the inaugural tournament which will begin on August 30 and culminate on September 22.
The player auction of the Euro T20 Slam, which will take place in Scotland, the Netherlands and Ireland, was held in London.
Rashid was all praise for his franchise coach Herschelle Gibbs and said that the team will learn a lot from him as he "brings in a lot of experience" to the table.
"It's great to have Gibss as he has been a great player and brings in a lot of experience," he said.
T20 Slam is scheduled to be the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam, a Twenty20 cricket tournament, co-hosted by Cricket Ireland, Cricket Scotland and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond.