IceCricket welcomes 3 New Zealand Players

IceCricket welcomes 3 New Zealand Players

From St. Moritz there is no country in the world that is geographically further away than New Zealand. So we are particularly pleased that three Black Caps players will take the long journey and join St. Moritz Ice Cricket.

  • Grant Elliott, batter, led New Zealand to a World Cup Final in 2015 for the first time in history and despite a great performance, Australia emerged victorious.
  • Daniel Vettori, bowler, in 1996 was the youngest player to play for New Zealand in a Test match when he was 18 years old. He was captain of the Black Caps between 2007 and 2011. Vettori is considered one of the best cricketers New Zealand has ever produced.
  • Nathan McCullum is both a right hand lower-order batsman and right arm off break bowler. He represented New Zealand in Twenty20 and One Day Internationals.

We are proud that Elliott, Vettori and McCullum have allowed us to sign up to three top-class New Zealanders and look forward to seeing them in Team Royals.

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Owais Shah

Welcome to St Moritz Ice Cricket: Owais Shah

The 39-year-old batsman played 71 ODIs and 17 Twenty20 Internationals for England between 2001 and 2009. He was also used in six Tests, starting with a strong 88 on his debut against India in 2006. Shah was born in Pakistan and played his first 14 years as a cricketer at the Middlesex County Cricket Club. In 2015, “The Ace”, as he’s nicknamed, ended his active career.

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Michael Hussey and Monty Panesar

St. Moritz welcome to Michael Hussey and Monty Panesar

It’s an honor to announce two additional players that will be participating in the IceCricket event in February 2018: Welcome to Michael Hussey and Monty Panesar. Every cricket fan knows them both, but we want to introduce them here.

Michael Hussey is an Australian batsman with an innings average of over 50 runs per wicket. In other words, there is hardly a more efficient batsman on the planet. This brings the 42-year-old the nickname Mr. Cricket. But how efficient will he be on a snow covered frozen lake in the cold and thin mountain air? We are curious.

Meanwhile, Monty Panesar is accustomed to cold temperatures. The 25-year-old Englishman with Indian roots is a left-arm spinner. Former England captain Andrew Strauss once said of him: “He’s the first on the ground and while most of the others are already in the pavilion after training, he’s still working on his form and technique.” We look forward to witnessing his spin bowling action in St. Moritz.

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The Flamboyant Toe Crusher Lasith Malinga

St. Moritz gets ready to welcome the Flamboyant Toe Crusher Lasith Malinga

His unique and very effective style of bowling , has earned him several cricketing records. We can’t wait to see what he can do on ice!

ST.MORITZ gets ready to welcome the flamboyant Toe Crusher Lasith Malinga known world over as Slinga Malinga or Slinga.

His bleached hair, eye piercings , tattos and the famous round arm action won him the title for the sexiest Cricketer in the world during the 2007 World Cup , and are yet perfect recipes to make Page 3 news in St Moritz

His unique and very effective style of bowling , has earned him several cricketing records, fastest to 100 wickets in IPL T 20 league , 4 wickets in 4 balls in the 2007 World Cup against South Africa and the first player to take 3 ODI Hattricks

Having perfected the art of bowling yorkers he can bowl them at will. Which makes him one of the most difficult bowlers to play, especially in the shorter format of the game,

After creating ripples around world cricket , We get ready to witness him crush some toes on Ice , at the ST. Moritz Ice cricket 2018.

Quick Facts :
He made his international Test and ODI’S debut in July2004 and his T20 debut in 2006.
His contribution to the success of Sri Lankan Cricket is immense and unforgettable.
Tattos on his arm contain – his debut date, his world record date , his test no 99 and “BELIEVE IN MYSELF , I GOT SPEED”

We too completely believe in him to skid the ball a little faster on Ice and give the batsmen a RUN for their money on Top of the World.

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Jacques Kallis The Greatest All-Rounder of All Time!

Jacques Kallis, the Greatest All-Rounder of All Time Joins Ice Cricket!

Jacques Kallis is the second highest scorer of test centuries, behind only Tendulkar. A legend in the game.

Jaque Kallis is synonyms with the greatest all rounder of all times. Born in 1975 in Cape Town, Kallis debuted as Right Handed Batsman in the South African cricket team in the year 1995. His ODI debut was a year later in a match against England. Kallis has always been known for his unbeatable batting skills that end up serving threat to the opposition and his bowling and fielding has always won him accolades of appreciation. In ODIs, Jaque Kallis has played in 328 matches and scored a total of 11579 runs. He is the second highest scorer of test centuries, behind only Tendulkar. Retired from cricket.

Kallis is one of only four players in Test history (after Sir Donald Bradman and before Mohammad Yousuf and Gautam Gambhir) to make a century in five consecutive matches, achieved in season 2003/04.

Kallis, currently coaches the KKR IPL team and always seeks newer challenges and looks forward to breaking and making new records some way or the other. As part of this quest, he is all set to bring storm in the snow, and take up the Ice Cricket challenge. We are really excited to see his cricketing skills on the ice. Are you?

Keep watching this space, more players to be revealed soon.

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Mahela Jayawardene Legend

The modern day Legend, Mahela Jayawardene

St Moritz Ice Cricket gets ready for one of the Mr Cools of world cricket who is arriving to make things real hot.Yes, DENAGAMAGE PRABOTH MAHELA DE SILVA JAYAWARDENE a.k.a.MAIYA ,as he is fondly called. The modern day Legend, MAHELA JAYAWARDENE will be there.
Cricket fans across the world know of the finesse and class the great man brings on the field.
His classy off drives and his sublime late cuts are a treat to watch.

Who can forget his world record partnership with dear friend and another modern day legend Kumar Sangakkara ,of 600+ runs, or his 100+ runs at Lord’s to save a Test Match are history recorded for eternity.
He made his Test debut in 1997,ODI’s in 1998 and T20’s in 2008 .

It is a Herculean task to find a replacement for such a genius of a player.

Rest assured, at St Moritz Ice Cricket, his effortless drives and amazing late cuts are going to sizzle up the atmosphere. Consider yourself lucky to see a Masterclass Batsman in action.

MAHELA was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Sri Lankan cricket and coached Mumbai Indians,the winners of IPL 2017.
Presently he has been signed as Coach of Khulna Titans in Bangladesh Premier League for a period of two years.

One of the thorough gentleman of the game.

We look forward to all the action this gem of a player will bring to St Moritz Ice Cricket

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Graeme Smith on board

Graeme Smith – Legendary South African Captain

Legendary South African Captain Graeme Smith coming to St. Moritz!

Graeme Smith best known for his early captaincy of the South African National Cricket team, has won him accolades of fame and popularity. He was given the captaincy of the team at a young age of 22 and was handed over a responsibility of reviving and restoring faith of the Proteas.

In his career of both test and ODI, Smith has a lot of records to his name, the best being the highest wins in a test match as captain with 50 wins, he also holds the record for highest centuries by any captain in test match wins with 15 centuries. One of his best was the score at Lords against England in 2013, where he made consecutive double hundreds and his 259 remains the highest score by a foreigner.

As a captain Smith has always set examples that others could look upto. Will he chase a new record on top of the world and will he lead the Royals to fame and glory at St. Moritz?

We are so pleased to have him on board. His presence at St. Moritz Ice Cricket guarantees multifold of excitement, so gear up and subscribe for our newsletter. Who will join him from South Africa all the way to St. Moritz – follow us on facebook and twitter: IceCricketCH

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Mohammad Kaif is in

Voila, Mohammad Kaif is in the game!

The iconic Indian fielder best known for his athletic and throwing skills has taken up the challenge and is all set to join India’s Run-machine Virender Sehwag and Pakistan’s Pace legend Shoaib Akhtar in the St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018, that is going to held on February 08-09, at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Mohammad Kaif, one of the finest fielders in the history of Indian Cricket is also the record holder of taking most number of catches being a fielder in a World Cup match- FOUR (against Sri Lanka in the 2003 World Cup in Johannesburg on 10 March 2003). Will Kaif be able to show the same fielding skills while playing in ice and snow? Will his tremendous batting skills be able to spark up a magical performance at the ice ground, as he did in 2002 NatWest Series final.

Teams are still not complete, stay tuned to find out which next players are going to take up the challenge of playing in the chilling conditions of St. Moritz. Vijay Singh (VJ Sports) and Akhilesh Bahuguna (Allspheres Entertainment) are all set to get the best from the world for this exciting tournament. Keep watching this space!

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SHOAIB AKHTAR TO BOWL

Shoaib Akhtar to bowl Virander Sehwag

@shoaib100mph
@The FastestBowler

Amazing! The powerful Pakistani fast bowler will participate at St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018! The “Rawalpindi Express” earned his reputation as the fastest bowler in the history of cricket. He officially broke the record of the ‘fastest delivery ever bowled’, at a top speed of 161.3 km/h during the 2003 Cricket World Cup against England. Will he be able to reach his record speed again… on snow? We will find out at the St Moritz Ice Cricket in 2018.

Shoaib Akthar vs. Virender Sehwag – the fastest bowler vs. the most explosive batsmen and one of the iconic rivalries of the game. Who will win the challenge on ice and snow? Will Shoaib’s magical bowling heat up the wintery conditions of St. Moritz and smash Viru’s wickets over the ice of the St Moritz lake? Or will Viru smash Shoaib’s delivery to a record breaking height at the top of peaks of Piz Nair?

Don’t miss this exciting clash! Save the date: 8-9 February 2018. Frozen lake of St. Moritz!

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Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Sponsorship

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel becomes a team Sponsor

The historic and world-famous attraction of St. Moritz, the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, will be sponsoring one of the teams at St. Moritz Ice Cricket. The iconic Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, will not only be branded on their kit but will also be branded in the team name.

The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has been around for more than a century and has been managed by a visionary and dynamic team led by Mr. Hans Wiedemann (Managing Director & Delegate of the Board), Mr. Yves Gardiol (CEO) and Mr. Richard Leuenberger (General Manager) for over a decade. St. Moritz Ice Cricket and the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel share similar values and are inspired by the history of cricket, the tradition of winter sport in St. Moritz and driven by a dynamic spirit to make innovative dreams happen. The aim is to establish another iconic annual event within the St. Moritz’ calendar.

Having lived in Australia for many years, Mr. Hans Wiedemann is a huge fan of Australian cricket. Mr. Hans Wiedemann cannot wait to support the Australian batsmen and bowlers when they battle it out on ice and snow on the frozen lake of St. Moritz against their arch-rivals from England and New Zealand. Australia have faced these rivals in many memorable Ashes Tournaments, World Cups Tournaments, Test Matches and other formats of the game. The Australians will play shoulder to shoulder with the Indians in one team, giving the wife of Mr. Hans Wiedemann, originated from the Indian culture, an even bigger reason to join in on the action and support the team with her husband.

The CEO of VJ Sports, Vijay Singh, is really excited to have Mr. Hans Wiedemann on board for this event as he has won several awards in the hotel industry and will be using his vast experience to advise the board of St. Moritz Ice Cricket.

The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is known for being a host for international film stars, international sports heroes, business tycoons and royals, and will now be the host of some of the greatest cricketers from all over the world in February 2018.
The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel will host the Gala Dinner on the first day of the tournament to celebrate with sponsors, guests and players.

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