The matches might be performed on a matting pitch. © AFP
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Shahid Afridi have joined a plethora of former cricketers for the inaugural St. Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland on February eight and 9, 2018. Whereas Afridi is enjoying recurrently publish his worldwide retirement, the two-day T20 occasion in St. Moritz might be Smith’s first since that includes within the Masters Champions League in February 2016.
The matches might be performed on a matting pitch.
The opposite huge names confirmed for the occasion are former India swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.
Gamers will use the normal cricketing gear together with the crimson ball however will put on sports activities footwear as an alternative of spikes. The climate is anticipated to be good and sunny throughout the day however the temperatures can dip to as little as -20 diploma Celsius.
“I do not know what to anticipate however I’m actually excited to play in a lovely a part of the world. I hope the occasion is a large success,” mentioned former South Africa captain Smith.
On enjoying in opposition to his contemporaries, Smith added: “There are lot of sensible cricketers concerned. I’ve performed in opposition to all these guys in worldwide cricket. Will probably be good to spend some high quality time with them and put up a great present with the cricket.”