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Cricket play on snow at Alps

Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 14:15 [IST]
 
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Cricket play on snow at Alps

A team of veteran cricketers from India, Pakistan and West indies vowed to take the sport to new heights by playing a six-a-side match at Jungfrau in Switzerland, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, and Europe's highest altitude railway station.

The match is organised by Jaideep Sinh Parmar, the grand nephew of Raj Singh Dungarpur, the cricketing greats will be seen playing again for "the sake of the game" on August 15.

The matting pitch, to be flown out of India, will be placed on a giant wooden square that has been placed at the centre of a 30-yard field.

"We are hosting it during the Independence weekend over three nights. We are bringing back players who have bid goodbye to cricket and the list includes five former Test captains," says Jaideep Sinh Parmar. Sources say that Mohammad Azharuddin and Michael Vaughan are on the list.

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