Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar to play cricket on ice

06:13 PM | 25 Dec, 2017
Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar to play cricket on ice
LAHORE - Shahid Afridi and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith have joined the squad of former stars for the inaugural St.Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland from February 8-9.

The other big names confirmed for the mega event are former speed star Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.

Players will use a red ball and 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.

"I don't know what to expect but I am really excited to play in a beautiful part of the world. I hope the event is a huge success," said former South Africa captain Smith. Agencies