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Ice cricket 2018: Where to get live streaming of Virender Sehwag vs Shahid Afridi match No. 2

Ice cricket 2018 is featuring several international cricketers, mainly from the Indian sub-continent. Ice cricket is being played at St Moritz, a Winter Olympics venue. Live streaming is available online. Virender Sehwag vs Shahid Afrid clash for the second time Friday

cricket Updated: Feb 09, 2018 15:31 IST
Winterthur XI play Old Salopians XI during the 19th Cricket Tournament on Ice held on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz on February 2, 2007 in Switzerland. The tournament first took place in 1988, when a group of Britons challenged the students of the international boarding school Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz to a game. Since then it has become an integral part of the cricket calendar, attracting international players and high-flying businessmen from all over the world.
Winterthur XI play Old Salopians XI during the 19th Cricket Tournament on Ice held on the frozen surface of Lake St. Moritz on February 2, 2007 in Switzerland. The tournament first took place in 1988, when a group of Britons challenged the students of the international boarding school Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz to a game. Since then it has become an integral part of the cricket calendar, attracting international players and high-flying businessmen from all over the world. (Getty Images)

Live streaming of Ice cricket 2018 is available online. Ice Cricket 2018 feature a couple of T20 matches to be played in St Moritz, Switzerland on February 8 and 9, featuring some cricket stars from the 2000s. It will be the first time when international superstars will play cricket on ice. In the first match Shahid Afridi-led Royals beat Virender Sehwag-captained Palace Diamonds by six wickets. Sehwag vs Afridi second match is today (Friday) from 3:30 PM IST.

Which teams are going to play Ice Cricket 2018?

The two teams which feature in ice cricket 2018 will be ‘Team Royals’ and ‘Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds’. Their squads are as follows:

Team Royals: Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Daniel Vettori, Grant Elliott, Nathan McCullum, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Owais Shah, Monty Panesar, Matt Prior, Aiden Andrews

Badrutt’s Palace Diamonds: Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Micheal Hussey, Ramesh Powar, Andrew Symonds, Mahela Jayawardene, Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mithun Manhas, Rohan Jain

What will be the playing conditions?

The wicket will be an artificial carpet. The outfield will just be a frozen layer of ice. The conditions are expected to be bright and sunny during the day while at night the temperature might hit a low of (minus) 20 degree Celsius.

At what time will the matches start?

The matches will start at 11:00 a.m. local time i.e. 3:30 p.m. IST.

Will Ice Cricket 2018 be live telecast in India?

Yes. Ice Cricket 2018 will be telecasted on Sony Six HD and Sony ESPN on February 8 and 9 at 3:30 p.m. IST. Live streaming of the event can be seen on SonyLiv.com

Is it for the first time that cricket is being played in Switzerland?

No. The origin of cricket in Switzerland can be traced back to 1988. However, Switzerland will be witnessing a tournament featuring such high-profile cricketers for the first time.

Has cricket been played on a different terrain before?

This is not for the first time that cricket is being played on a different surface. The game was taken to the shores of Australia where cricket was played on the beach in the Beach Cricket Tri-Nation series. The tournament saw three editions (2007, 2008 and 2009) with Australia locking horns against England, West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa in various editions.

What are the reactions of the cricketers about this new venue?

Everyone in the tournament is excited about this brand new concept of cricket on ice. Mahela Jayawardene in an Instagram video and Mohammad Kaif in a tweet compared Ice Cricket Challenge with Ice Bucket Challenge and encouraged fans to support it.