Scotland will host the inaugural Scottish Super 10 franchise tournament in Aberdeen later this summer, with Men’s and Women’s competitions taking place between 16-31 August.

The Scottish Super 10 will become the first international franchise cricket league in Europe outside of England, as Scotland showcases itself for the first time as a prominent venue for hosting franchise cricket.

Six men’s franchises – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth & Dundee – owned and operated by major private corporate houses from around the world will go head-to-head in Aberdeen across 34 T10 matches.

The men’s squads will feature top Scottish and international talent, details of which will be announced at a press conference planned in Dubai during the last week of April.

The women’s tournament will feature two franchises with squads of 15 players, in what will be only the second women’s franchise tournament to take place in the UK. The two teams will face each other on the opening weekend – August 16, 17 and 18 – with the bulk of the squads being made up of current Scotland internationals, who’ll compete alongside selected international stars.

Three of the six men’s franchises are already sold, while international players planning to participate in this prestigious event have already begun signing up.

Playes already committed to competing in the Scottish Super 10 include Afghan stars Rashid Khan & Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikander Raza, Pakistani pace bowler Naseem Shah, English batsman Alex Hales, and Kiwi talent Finn Allen.

Rashid Khan – arguably one of the greatest white ball cricketers of all time – said:

“This is really exciting news, and I am looking forward to participating in a European league. The competition will surely bring great mileage to cricket in Scotland, and I congratulate the organisers for this.”

Cricket Scotland has signed an agreement with USA-based “Star 333 Sports” to own full IP, commercial and production rights for the event. 

Paul Macari, Cricket Scotland’s Head of Operations and Commercial, said: “We are delighted to see franchise cricket coming to Scotland this summer. The Scottish Super 10 will bring a fast and exciting format of the game to Scotland and we look forward to our men’s and women’s national stars competing with players from all over the world.

“It is particularly pleasing to see Star 333 committing to invest in the women’s game in Scotland with a tournament that will grow in the coming seasons.”

Each men’s team squad will, like in the women’s competition, contain 15 players, with up to nine international players and six Scottish players in each squad. Each team will have two international marquee players while the rest will be selected via a player draft.

Player registrations are now open via the league’s official website –