It was the first time in cricket history that famous international cricketers competed on snow, which meant an outstanding challenge for each of them. Playground of this extraordinary sporting event was St. Moritz’ frozen lake located in the Swiss Alps. The Royals Team competed against Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds Team in two T20 matches on a perfectly groomed snowfield. In the end it was the Royals Team that dominated the two games and took home the victory of both matches.
St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018: Royals Team took home the victory in two matches against the Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds Team on St. Moritz’ frozen lake
Both teams consisted of players, who have played for their national teams and are cricketing icons of the game. The Royals Team comprised of legendary players from England, Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand, such as Shahid Afridi (PAK), Daniel Vettori (NZL), Owais Shah (ENG), and Jacques Kallis (RSA). Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds Team comprised of iconic players from India, Sri Lanka, Australia and West Indies, including Virender Sehwag (IND), Lasith Malinga (SRI), and Michael Hussey (AUS).
The Royals Team:
Matt Prior (ENG); Abdul Razzaq (PAK); Nathan McCullum (NZL); Grant Elliott (NZL); Daniel Vettori (NZL); Shahid Afridi (NZL); Owais Shah (ENG); Monty Panesar (ENG); Jacques Kallis (RSA); Graeme Smith (RSA); Shoaib Akthar (PAK); 12th man: Aidan Conor Andrews (SUI)
Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds:
Zaheer Khan (IND); Ajit Agarkar (IND); Tillakaratne Dilshan (LKA); Ramesh Powar (IND); Joginder Sharma (IND); Virender Sehwag (IND); Michael Hussey (AUS); Lasith Malinga (LKA); Andrew Symonds (AUS); Mahela Jayawardene (LKA); Mohammad Kaif (IND); 12th man: Rohan Jain (SUI)