Participating in franchise cricket seems to be the new bread and butter for veteran West Indian cricketers and now Dwayne Bravo who is currently playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing Big Bas League season has now ascertained his participation in the upcoming St Moritz Ice Cricket in Switzerland.
Some other big names confirmed for the event are Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Smith and Owais Shah.
The unique two-day event is set against the serene and breath-taking backdrop of the Swiss mountains which will host two matches in two days.
The unique cricket tournament will be played in the backdrop of Swiss mountains where a lake freezed into an extreme hard form of ice making a game like cricket possible to be played there. It enables the lake to support more than 200 tons of weight, which makes it the perfect area to construct a pavilion village and grandstands to watch and support the festivities. Besides the two matches, the itinerary will also boast of a scenic tour of the Swiss local and a gala dinner where the fans will get a chance to rub shoulders with their favorite cricketers.
"We are delighted to have Dwayne Bravo and Abdul Razzaq as the newest additions to Team Royals. Both have a very good fan following and the crowd at the stadium and elsewhere will have a great time watching their favorite players battle it out in the snow," said Bahuguna.
The success of franchise cricket has now made it possible for the game to be played in ice as well. It will certainly be a spectacle to watch as and when the league gets underway.
The event is a joint initiative of Vijay Singh, CEO, VJ Sports and Akhilesh Bahuguna, Director, All Spheres Pvt Ltd.