Sehwag, Shoaib to play cricket on ice in St. Moritz
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – On February 8 and 9, the longstanding rivalry between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar will be renewed but this time it will play out on an ice field rather than on a cricket ground.
The exotic location for the Sehwag-Akhtar showdown will be a frozen lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland with the spectacular Swiss Alps in the backdrop.
This prestigious event a Black Tie Gala Dinner with cricketing legends such as Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq, Mahela Jayawardena, Jacques Kallis, Michael Hussey, Virender Sehwag, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Smith and many more stars.
Cricket on ice has been played in St. Moritz by a bunch of amateurs since 1988 but it will be the first time that greats of the game will grace the Alpine resort.
Twenty20 matches will be played on February 8 and 9 and besides Sehwag and Akhtar, lending star power will be Mohammad Kaif, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan Mcullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.
The event, called St. Moritz Ice Cricket has been launched with an aim to establish the sport in an unchartered territory like Switzerland. Organiser Vijay Singh of VJ Sports claims the pilot project has the approval of world body ICC.