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India and Pakistan players to feature in a T20 event

Playing conditions can be little tough as the temperature may go down to -20 degrees.

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Virender Sehwag shares a lighter moment with Shoaib Akthar. (Photo by Pal Pillai/IDI via Getty Images)

The India-Pakistan cricketing relation has been in the state of turmoil for a long time now. Both the sides haven’t played a full cricketing series ever since the Pakistani team came to India for a 3-match ODI series in 2012-13. Recently, India’s former opener Virender Sehwag played in a T10 league tournament in Dubai which involved Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. Now they both are set to feature in a two-day T20 event which is being played in Switzerland where the first edition of St. Moritz Ice Cricket will be played in the month of February.

Stars come together

Along with Sehwag and Afridi, many former players who have confirmed their participation. The other stars include likes of Graeme Smith, Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Akhtar, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Michael Hussey, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliot, Monty Panesar and Owais Shah.

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Smith excited to play the game

Graeme Smith, who last played cricket in 2016 when he participated in Masters Champions League in February 2016 said that he is really excited to play cricket in the beautiful country of Switzerland. “I don’t know what to expect but I am really excited to play in a beautiful part of the world. I hope the event is a huge success,” said Smith according to quotes on Hindustan Times.

He said that he will enjoy spending time during the event with some of the international players against whom he has played a lot of cricket. “There are a lot of brilliant cricketers involved. I have played against all these guys in international cricket. It will be nice to spend some quality time with them and put up a good show with the cricket,” said the former South Africa captain.

Temperature to be -20 degree

VJ Sports, who are the organizers of the event has said that they have got the approval of the ICC as well for the two-day tournament where the playing conditions can be little tough as the temperature may go down to -20 degrees.

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