Ex-Proteas legends to play cricket - on ice!

2017-12-28 21:02
Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith (Supplied)

Cape Town - Former Proteas legends Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis will play in the inaugural St. Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland from February 8-9.

For the first time in cricket history, renowned international legends will compete on snow in two Twenty20 matches.

The 'Cricket Pitch' consists of an artificial turf carpet laid out on the snow field with two teams battling it out in St. Moritz, a high Alpine resort in the Engadine.

The South African pair join other big international names including Virender Sehwag, Michael Hussey, Mahela Jayawardene, Daniel Vettori, Shoaib Akhtar, Lasith Malinga and Shahid Afridi.

The two teams namely: Royals consist of players from England, Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand, while the Badrutt's Palace Diamonds team comprises players from India, Sri Lanka, Australia and West Indies.

"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 Proteas skipper.

Smith is widely regarded as South Africa's most successful captain after playing in 117 Tests, 197 ODIs and 33 T20Is for the Proteas.

Kallis, who retired from international cricket in 2014, played 166 Tests for South Africa scoring 13 289 runs and taking 292 wickets in the process.

Teams so far:


Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Grant Elliot (New Zealand), Nathan McCullum (New Zealand), Monty Panesar (England), Owais Shah (England), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Graeme Smith (South Africa) and Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan), Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan), 

Badrutt's Palace Diamonds

Virender Sehwag (India), Michael Hussey (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Mohammad Kaif (India), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies)

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