Renowned cricketers and furious rivals, Shoaib Akhtar and Virender Sehwag will relive memorable battle in cricket by the sides of frozen Swiss Alps.
Fans will see the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ steaming towards “Viru” on a frozen lake in the resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland, with the magnificent Swiss Alps in the backdrop. Two T/20 exhibition matches are set to be played on February 8 and 9 next year. Other stars include Mahela Jayewardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliott, Mohammad Kaif, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.
Players will use the traditional cricketing gear including the red ball along with sports shoes instead of spikes. The matches will be played on matting pitch and chilly outfield. The Swiss weather is expected to be sunny during the day but temperatures start dipping down to -20 after sunset.