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!
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
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.
VJ Sports will feature as one of the main sponsors of the Cricket on Ice which takes place at St. Moritz from 23rd to 25th February 2017. The annual Cricket on Ice tournament has been going for more than 30 years on the frozen lake on St. Moritz. It is a fantastic opportunity for amateur cricketers and enthusiasts to experience playing cricket on snow in an atmosphere full of fun and sporting excellence.
2018 is expected to blow the minds of the cricket community when a new addition comes into play to reinforce “Cricket On Ice”, a more prestigious and international event with cricket legends from around the world, “St. Moritz Ice Cricket”. On 8-9 February 2018 international CRICKET LEGENDS and record holders will battle it out on ice and snow in T20 style on the frozen lake of St. Moritz.
Isanas AG joins as a Sponsor St. Moritz Ice Cricket. Isanas is a dynamic and creative company which develops early stage projects in pharma. The CEO, Christa Zwicky, is excited to be associated with St. Moritz Ice Cricket to share their out of the box thinking and their creative thinking to bring something new. The magic “Six” is not only the cricket fan’s favorite, but also nature’s favorite, Isanas playground!
Great start in an adventurous year! Vijay Singh (VJ Sports) and Akhilesh Bahuguna (Allspheres Entertainment) proudly present the first icon player of the St. Moritz Ice Cricket: Virender Sehwag.
The legendary Indian opener is one of the game’s most explosive batsmen and we hope he will smash the Swiss Alps. Viru never thought that one day he would be playing cricket on top of the world…on ice and snow, especially since he is used to playing cricket in the blazing sun in India and the southern hemisphere.
Viru is the first to take up this challenge, as if the World Cup was not hard enough…’let’s do it on ice’! Viru is keen to become the first record holder and Trophy Winner of St. Moritz Ice Cricket! Who will bowl against Viru? Who will be part of his team? Only time will tell. We will be signing more players soon!
VJ Sports and Allspheres Entertainment have agreed on a co-operation. Allspheres Entertainment is one of New Delhi’s dynamic event, marketing and sports agency. It will represent VJ Sports and market the event in India. Its CEO, Akhilesh Bahuguna, origins from Nainital, a popular Indian hill station. Familiar with hills, lake and snow and as former captain of his school cricket team Akhilesh is escpecially excited to be associated with St. Moritz Ice Cricket and proud to represent VJ Sports in India.
Vijay Singh, CEO of VJ Sports AG and Founder of St. Moritz Ice Cricket is excited to launch the official website of St. Moritz Ice Cricket today. Closely bound with the Swiss mountains and the peaks of St. Moritz, a sport enthusiast and follower of the Indian cricket team, Vijay’s great passion will bring you a unique twist on cricket! St. Moritz Ice Cricket will come up with an exclusive and fairly innovative concept and will bring a fantastic cricket tournament to St. Moritz and the entire cricket world. We are working hard to make this dream come true!