28 Jan 2009

Cricket mad Britons to play on Mount Everest

12:50 pm on 28 January 2009

Two teams of cricket-mad Britons haved vowed to take the sport to new heights by playing on Mount Everest in the world's highest-ever match.

The two teams are to make a nine-day expedition in April to Gorak Shep, a plateau 5,165 metres above sea level near the Everest base camp, for the record-breaking Twenty20 charity game.

England captain Andrew Strauss is the honorary skipper of Team Tenzing, while England vice-captain Alastair Cook is doing likewise for Team Hillary.

The expedition leader says the game will go ahead on April 21st no matter what the conditions - clear blue skies or a blizzard.