Cricket to make a shivery Alps voyage

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Well-known cricketers, alongwith India’s 1983 World Cup winning captain legendary Kapil Dev, will be seen in action on August 15 on the longest glacier in the Swiss Alps.

An exhibition match, organised with the help of Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) and Jungfrau, will have former stars Ajay Jadeja, Roger Binny, Aunshuman Gawekwad and Sandeep Patil in action amidst eternal snow.

They will play against a side mixed with players from England, Australia and New Zealand which include Chris Broad, John Emburey, Dean Jones and Geoff Howarth.

The players will travel from Delhi, Bombay and London to its hub in Zurich, at the foothills of the Alps.

“From there the sportsmen will make their way to the “Top-of-Europe” on board the Jungfrau mountain railway.

Their final destination -- a cricket field at the Europe’s longest glacier with a panoramic view of the Alps,” a release from the SWISS airline said.

“SWISS is proud to support India’s cricket fraternity with this exciting event,” said Jean-Philippe Benoit, General Manager of SWISS in India.

“The spirit behind this match embodies our own ambition.”

In India, SWISS sponsors Shiva Keshavan, the Indian champion in the winter sport Luge, who has qualified for the event.

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