Dates for the first ever cricket tournament to be played on ice have been announced. The two-day star-studded event will begin on 8th February and end on 9th.
Shahid Afridi will captain the Royals XI while Virender Sehwag of India will be seen leading the Diamonds.
A lot of cricketing legends will take part in the matches that will be played on a frozen lake at St. Moritz Switzerland.
The cricket match will also follow a Black Tie Gala Dinner party involving Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Abdul Razzaq and many other renowned international cricket stars.
Here are the teams that will go head-to-head in the two T20s to be played on the lake.
- Shahid Afridi (C)-(Pakistan)
- Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)
- Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan)
- Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
- Graeme Smith (South Africa)
- Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
- Nathan McCullum (New Zealanad)
- Grant Elliott (New Zealand)
- Monty Panesar (England)
- Owais Shah (England)
- Matt Prior (UK)
- Aidan Andrews (Switzerland)
Afridi & Akhtar To Play in First Ever Tournament on Ice Featuring International Stars
- Virender Sehwag (C)-(India)
- Zaheer Khan (India)
- Mohammad Kaif (India)
- Ajit Agarkar (India)
- Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
- Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)
- Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
- Michael Hussey (Australia)
- Andrew Symonds (Australia)
- Mithun Manhas (India)
- Ramesh Powar (India)
- Rohan Jain (Switzerland)
The venue chosen for the match is a lake that freezes during winters and is home to many international sports events during this season.
For the cricket match, an artificial turf carpet has been laid over the iced lake to host the T20 matches.
The frozen lake in St. Moritz can withstand a weight of more than 200 tons.