Foster heads to Switzerland for Ice Cricket Challenge!

Foster Ice Cricket 

Essex wicket-keeper batsman, James Foster, will join an array of stars in Switzerland for the inaugural Ice Cricket Challenge in St. Moritz.

Legends of the game including Wasim Akram, Mahela Jayawardene, Shahid Afridi and Virender Sehwag will go head-to-head on Thursday and Friday, with one unique difference: it will be played on ice.

The first Ice Cricket Challenge gets underway today, when an Afridi XI takes on a Sehwag XI in two Twenty20 matches across two days.

Other stars set to feature include Andrew Symonds,  Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Monty Panesar and Lasith Malinga.

The matches will be played on a frozen, snow-covered lake on an artificial turf carpet, with players using traditional cricket gear and a red ball, but wearing normal sports shoes rather than spikes.