Sehwag, Afridi To Play In ‘Ice Cricket’


New Delhi: A host of former stars including swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag, Boom Boom Shahid Afridi and Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar have signed to play for Moritz Ice Cricket tournamnet in Switzerland on February 8 and 9.

The other big names confirmed for the event are Mohammad Kaif, Mahela Jayawardene, Graeme Smith, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan Mcullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.

Players will use the traditional cricketing gear including the red-ball but will wear sports shoes instead of spikes. The weather is expected to be nice and sunny during the day but the temperatures can dip to as low as -20 degree celsius. The matches will be played on a matting pitch.

Organisers VJ Sports have claimed that the event has the approval of International Cricket Council (ICC).